Category: W5 Reflection

Nature/Culture

The phrase, “culture of biomedicine,” has a complex description. Biomedicine emphasizes the biology, or physiology and anatomy, of the human body in determining the treatment of an illness. Culture plays a role in how one understands and experiences their treatment….

Life/Death

Anthropologists believe that the culture of biomedicine is explained by both the biological health and cultural factors. This is important because when diagnosing a person’s illnesses or health issues, looking at more than the natural occurrence by looking at the…

Doctor/Patient

The “culture of biomedicine” refers to the beliefs in western society that there is a science behind every organism.  The belief that humans and animals are not composed of spirits or nonchemical substances.  Biomedicine is the advanced understanding of the…

Male/Female

I think that the term “culture of biomedicine” explains health in terms of the biology aspect. Based on what I learned in lecture”culture of biomedicine” is an important concept because it examines and emphasizes the importance of the anatomy (body…

Male/Female

The culture of biomedicine refers to how our society interprets the natural-science principals of clinical medicine. In the lecture this was discussed in three ways. First we referred to the history of the institution and how it changes over times,…

LIFE/DEATH

When we talk about the “culture of biomedicine,” it refers to the way that biomedicine is culturally constructed. Biomedicine changes and is shaped by culture, the individuals culture, or the ideas that are mainly adopted within a society. We see…

Healthy/Sick

Biomedicine is the authoritative form of medicine in western culture. Anthropologists study the culture of biomedicine by examining history of biomedicine, the language of biomedical facts, and the rituals of biomedicine. The institutional history of biomedicine includes how biomedicine became…

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine refers to the fact that it does not exist in solitude. Biomedicine is influenced by society, and in many ways is a society of its own. As far as being influenced by society, we need only…

Male/Female

The culture of biomedicine is described as the western philosophy of looking at healing as a scientific process. Physicians and nurses in our hospitals are part of this cultural system. Biomedicine is the process of looking at the human body…