Category: W5 Reflection

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine refers to the way that biomedicine is culturally constructed. In our society, biomedicine is centered around our western way of thinking. It includes how we perceive doctor/patient relationships, how we decipher between health and illness, what…

Healthy and Sick

The culture of biomedicine deals with the current trends that are seen in biomedicine. It deals with customs that tend to change or stay the same and how people interact with the customs or trends in return. Like the trials…

Life and Death

The culture of biomedicine is what we use today as a way of explaining health. If someone is ill, unhealthy, or have a disease the culture of biomedicine, or western medicine, uses the help of the anatomy and physiology of…

Male/Female

The “culture of biomedicine”, commonly practiced in Western societies, explains the biological side of health. When looking at biomedicine, you focus on the anatomy and physiology of the patient. From lecture we have learned that biomedicine is a good way…

Male/Female

In my experience as an individual the culture of bio-medicine has been very influential in today society. Bio-medicine in our society is portrayed as western medicine and in other countries we call it eastern medicine. If we are to compare…

Life/Death

The phrase “culture of biomedicine” refers to the focus Western medicine places on biology to treat diseases and maintain health. This practice of evidence-based medicine isn’t common to all areas around the world and medicine practiced in non-western cultures may…

Male/Female

I believe the “culture of biomedicine” to be the western world’s view of health in terms of biology.  Biomedicine emphasizes the importance of anatomical, physiological, mental, and emotional health.  It is used to treat disease and maintain “normal” health.  Today,…

Treatment/Enhancement

Biomedicine is a concept primarily found within the use of Western medicine. The exact definition is the study of the body under extreme conditions and the analysis of response towards treatments for conditions using this concept. The “culture” of biomedicine…

Male/Female

The “culture of biomedicine” is very prominent in American culture. It describes the big influence that western medicine, also called biomedicine (because it is based off of biological factors) has in our society. It includes the authority we give to…

Male/female

 The “culture of biomedicine,” or Western medicine, refers to health in terms of biology.  Since biomedicine is an institution that is so deeply ingrained in our culture, it is often something that we don’t put much thought into.  Whenever we’re…