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Ethnomedical Approach

All six approaches are very important, but personally I think the ethnomedical approach will be the most useful for me in studying health.  I think that many people in biomedicine are well-versed in the biological aspects of health, but are…

biological approach

I think the most helpful approach to study health is a biological approach because it looks more at the human body at a micro level. In my mind, the health of a person refers to the physical well being of…

Ethnomedical Approach

I believe the Ethnomedical approach is what would relate most directly to why I am studying health. I’m interested in health and society, specifically how they interact with each other. The Ethnomedical approach focuses on how health is viewed differently…

Biological Approach

The biological approach would be most useful in studying health because it is the most objective approach. This approach takes into account the facts of one’s situation, genetics, and personal path through life, making it the most scientific. In assessing…

Ecological Approach

In accordance to the lecture video, the ecological approach places the environment, genetics, and individual choice as factors in determining illness “distribution.” I believe the ecological approach is helpful to use and understand because it includes all aspects of life….

Old Age

Personally, I would define health as a state of complete mental, emotional and physical well-being.  I believe that each person has a different standard of what they would define as “healthy” based on their personal past experiences and views of…

Preemie Baby

My name is Ava Peera and I am officially a senior at MSU. I am majoring in human biology and minoring in spanish. In the future, I plan to attend medical school and hopefully become a pediatrician. I actually just took…

Biological Approach

I think that the biological approach is very important in Medical Anthropology. I think that it is very important to understand how different environments, someone’s DNA/ genetics, and individual choice can all cause different variants when studying a different culture….