Category: W5 Reflection

Life/Death

The dichotomy between life and death is a very complicated subject, and becomes increasingly more controversial as technology improves and we fall even more into the “culture of biomedicine.” In western cultures, biomedicine is a huge part of our everyday…

Mind/Body

The “culture of biomedicine” has quite the wide range of interpretations. Many cultures in western societies give a great deal of authority to biomedicine because of its claims of universality and objectivity. Much of what biomedicine stresses have principles that…

Life and Death

Biomedicine is medicine based on biological facts and that study of anatomy and physiology of the human body. Biomedicine is the main form of medical approach in the west. The culture of biomedicine is studied by anthropologists and evaluated in…

Life/Death

After reviewing the material for this week I took the “culture of biomedicine” to be the way Western countries understand and approach medicine, treatment, and general health and well-being. It is our practice of combining medicine and technology to not…

Doctor/Patient

Culture of biomedicine is what the individual believes, each culture has their own beliefs of what biomedicine is. In western culture we define this as the Doctors having the authority to prescribe the medicine to the patient because they are…

Treatment/Enhancement

The “culture of biomedicine” is the westernized idea of healthcare involving illness and techniques for healing. It is effected by cultural and political views. The goal of biomedicine is to fix the health problem scientifically. The process is constantly being…

Male/Female

The meaning of “culture of Biomedicine ” could be described in different ways but I think the main meaning of it would be the way that the medical centers or hospitals intact with cultures and are influenced by it in…

Healthy/Sick

The “culture of biomedicine” can be described in similar terms as the “culture” I defined in previous reflections; the most important aspect in biomedicine’s definition as culture is its linkage with many indirect social influencers. This is to say that…

Male/female

Biomedicine has many names and it explains health in terms of biology. It emphasized the importance of earning about body structure or anatomy, body systems or physiology in order to treat diseases and maintain health. The cultural studies of biomedicine…

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine is a very important concept in our society. Every symptom, diagnosis, and treatment leads to how our culture views and uses biomedicine. By studying this weeks materials we were able to see how different methods are used…