Category: W1 Reflection

Biological Approach

As a human biology major, I think I would find the biological approach to be the best way to understand and learn about health. The majority of college classes I have taken the past three years at MSU have been…

Ecological Approach

The ecological approach seems to connect many things that affect humans such as culture, natural resources and political economy and uses them to answers many health questions that anthropologists are looking to solve. I think it would be the most…

Ethnomedical Approach

Through an anthropological scope, I believe the ethnomedical approach is the most helpful approach in understanding health. Ethnomedicine is the study of traditional medicine via different ethnic/tribal groups. Based on a groups cultural and religious beliefs, their medical practices are…

Ecological Approach

I believe that the ecological approach will be most useful to me in studying health because I am very much interested in how humans adapt to their environment and how this affects them physically, mentally and emotionally. I recently traveled…

Applied Approach

When studying medicine I believe in the applied approach simply because you can practice medicine, but if you should “apply” what you have already learned. I think that it’s the most useful; because this approach makes the most practical sense….

Critical Approach

I think that the critical approach is useful because it is the most objective. Using the facts from biotechnology or biomedicine to support something subjective like an opinion is how to prove something to be correct. To answer the question…

Ethnomedical Approach

I believe the ethnomedical approach is the most useful method to studying anthropology. Our definition of anthropology, as stated in lecture, is the study of humankind. To me that means looking past the genetics of an individual or the quality…

Ethnomedical Approach

I think the Ethnomedical approach will be helpful to use and to understand because it tries to understand illness in addition to offering ways to seek treatment. I think the importance of understanding illness is to be able to alleviate…

Ecological Approach

From the six methods of medical anthropology I think for me the Ecological approach will be most helpful in understanding health. The main reason I choose this one is because I am interested in the more broad sense of health….

Ethnomedical Approach

I believe that the ethnomedical approach will be the most useful for me during this class, but more importantly in my future in the medical field. Because of my future career plan to be a medical professional, I think it…