Category: W5 Reflection

Life/Death

There are three things discussed in the lecture when referring to the culture of biomedicine. The first is the history of the institution and how it changes over time. The second is the language of biomedicine and this deals with…

Doctor/Patient

  In a culture of biomedicine the way we think and behave in biomedicine can be categories into a culture itself. In biomedicine there have been a standard what are being taught to identify, diagnose and treat an illness. In…

Doctor/Patient

The culture of biomedicine explains the aspects of health in terms of how we treat our patients. The culture of biomedicine, or allopathic medicine places an emphasis on learning about the body and body systems in order to treat different…

Male/Female

When we discuss the “culture of biomedicine” we are explaining health in many terms of biology and emphasizing the importance of learning about body structures and systems in order to treat diseases and maintain health through institutional history, language, and…

Life/Death

Anthropologists describe the “culture of biomedicine” in three main ways. First is the institutional history of biomedicine, which is how certain biological facts/ideas came to power and then how they evolved. Next is the language of biomedical facts, which is…

Mind/Body

Biomedicine is the study and treatment of disease using a biological and scientific approach. It is the type of medicine used in western society and is said to be universal and objective from culture. However, while biomedicine may not share…

Treatment/ Enhancement

Within biomedicine, there is this belief that it operates within the world of facts – it is separate from fiction and not influenced by the social world. From here there are two authorities that hover over biomedicine, which are the…

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine refers to the way society perceives biomedicine (i.e. that, in today’s society, it is believed that biomedicine can sometimes be taken into our own hands). As explained in the lecture this week, cultural studies of biomedicine…

Life & Death

The term “culture of biomedicine ” is used to show how healthiness can be defined in terms of biology. Culture shifts the definitions of “healthy” and how different biological methods detect and treat illness and disease to make someone healthy…

Nature/Culture

The culture of biomedicine, or allopathic medicine, explains health in the terms of biology. In biomedicine in the U.S., anatomy and physiology are the focus of optimal health, and other cultural approaches are seen as secondary (1). The concept of…