I believe the biological approach will be more useful for me while studying health because this approach has to do with the anatomy and physiology of the human body and how genetics play a major role also. Being that I want to go into the health field being an OB/GYN, it is very important to know peoples genetic background because some newborns may be born with genetic disorders, so thats very important for me to understand and have knowledge about . Also the fact that the individual could have made bad choices about things they ate or did while pregnant could result in illnesses or disorders with the newborn.
The distinction between disease and illness would probably be that disease would seem more life threatening Diseases focuses primarily on symptoms and the physical changes that could effect someones health. An illness could be something thats temporary and not so much life threatening. Actually the term illness could mean different things in different cultures around the world.So disease and illness doesn’t really have an obvious difference because sometimes people could confuse the two with each other due to the closeness of the meanings.
It was kind of confusing to me and took me a while to realize that another culture was even being discussed by Miner because the rituals seemed really serious and weird to me. But i believe Miner was refereeing to American culture. I noticed this when the topic came up about the holy-mouth man and how they did painful things to their teeth. This made me realize that this is similar to American Culture because we go to the dentist and also feel some kind of pain at times.
The ritual referring to the holy mouth men shows that this culture values good oral hygiene and cleanliness. The appearance of their health was very important to them . Another ritual would be “men scraping and lacerating their face with a sharp instrument” explains then men shave their hairs off face daily. That also shows how this culture values good hygiene and health.