Posts by: webbash1

Clinical Medical Anthropology

I have decided to focus on clinical medical anthropology because of the current stance in medicine. In the past few years there has been a new awareness to the importance of culture in caring for patients. As we read a…

HIV in Malawi

HIV is a major epidemic in Malawi. An estimated one million out of a population of 15.4 million people have HIV, and it is the leading cause of death in Malawi (avert). This epidemic started in 1985. The president at…

ADHD

As a society, we have turned many aspects of our culture into a business.  The medicalization of many drugs has promoted the use of some without the patient being the sole receiver of the benefit.  Conceptually, the reason a drug…

Male/Female

When we examine the “culture of biomedicine”, we examine all the factors that play a role in the development of biomedicine. For instance, in lecture we learn that the culture examined in biomedicine is outlined using the institutionalization of biomedicine,…

Bipolar Disorder

With mental disorders such as Bipolar, diagnosing can be very tough as physically the person may seem as normal as can be but it’s more within their head and between their ears where the problem lies. It is almost something…

Brain Fag Syndromein Western Africa

The Culture-bound syndrome (CBS) I decided to pick and write my post on is Brain Fag Syndrome (BFS) taking place primarily in Western Africa. After reading up on it, it really sounds like something that us college students here are…

Clown Doctors in NYC

I chose to talk about the “Clown Doctors” article because I thought it was very interesting and never realized this was happening in major hospitals.  Being a clown doctor is an actual occupations. They come into the hospital to ease…

Becoming American

I thought that I would score higher on the Home Equity quiz but I only scored a 4/10. The statistics were really surprising. Out of all the statistics on the quiz, I found the statistic regarding average life expectancy for the United…