Category: W5 Reflection

Life/Death

The expression “culture biomedicine” describes the ways that medicine has influenced the West and have branched off into it’s own culture. In the West, biomedicine is based on facts and nature. These facts have shaped the beliefs and ideas regarding…

Life/Death

“Culture of biomedicine” refers to the relationship between health (in terms of biology) and perceptions of the body that are influenced by culture. Since biomedicine is main form of medical practice in the west, this is an important concept. It…

Life/Death

The “culture of biomedicine” is how Western society has shaped what we perceive as healthy or sick and how we choose to diagnose and treat our symptoms.  This is important because whether or not we are truly sick, we as…

Male/Female

When we refer to western medicine, or biomedicine, we are talking about a type of medicine that focuses on objective facts that we understand from physiology, anatomy, pharmacology, and a lot of other medical areas.  We use these facts to…

Life/Death

The “culture of biomedicine” deals with the cultural aspects related to the field of biomedicine. It places importance on the history of biomedicine, as well as the language of biomedical facts and the rites of passage within biomedicine. This is…

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine is the concept about how our societal values and ideaologies influence medical practices and patient relationships. It is a very important concept because it helps at explaining why western medicine is practiced the way it is….

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine is advancement in our society and in humans in general. This can be done through medications or by the use of new materials as shown in the first lecture. This can range from a diet pill…

Doctor/Patient

Culture of biomedicine itself is the relationship of the individuals that use this model, western society to explain their conditions and the treatment that is expected. Like stated many times previously doctors are the western societies gate keeper to the…

Life/Death

In western society, I think the culture of biomedicine puts biomedicine and allopathic treatments above any other medicine. In other cultures, biomedicine is often times inferior to western biomedicine, but this also could be because other cultures put holistic medicine…

Life/Death

I would define the culture of biomedicine as how the culture built the dependency or reliance of biomedicine. Our western culture clearly relies on biomedicine as our main means of healthcare. Why is that? I believe this is because we…