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Erectile Dysfunction

I defined health as the condition of being mentally sound and within a desired state of bodily function. While I defined illness a state of being that removes the body from desired functionality. I used the criteria based on the…

Ethnomedical Approach

From the six approaches in lecture 2, I think that Ethnomedical studies will be most useful to me. This is because it is such an incredibly large issue in modern society. The biggest questions out there right now are, “Is…

Biological approach

I believe that the biological approach is the most useful for studying health for many different reasons. The main reason is that I feel it covers the main areas that effect ones’ health: an individual’s choices, the environment and genetics….

Experiential Approach

I think the experiential approach will be the most helpful for me to use and understand when studying health. This is because, although I believe each approach is very useful and necessary to the field, the experiential approach seems to…

applied approach

I chose applied health as the approach that would be most helpful for me to utilise. I feel that this approach would allow me to incorporate the biological, ecological, ethno-medical, experiential, and critical approaches into my career as all of them…

The flu

The distinction between disease and illness was not so obvious to me. Growing up I always interchanged the two words and never really thought twice about it. Having a family that was not very educated in the medical field probably…

In Jamila’s analysis of the rituals I think she has very good insight of our current values and ideologies. I do not think that I can update it at all, but more highlight some of the excellent connections I saw…

Aspiring Surgeon

Hey everyone! My name is Ashley Webb. I am double majoring in Human Biology and Spanish which has caused me to be a fifth year senior this year (can’t complain!). I am planning on taking a year off following undergrad…

Sadness

I tend to think about the physical and mental aspects when defining health. I describe healthy as being able to partake in “normal” daily activities. Being healthy corresponds to an evenly distributed balance of the body (homeostasis). Also, if someone…

Shyness

The definition of health I came up with was a generally positive state of wellbeing. To contrast that, my definition of illness I used was a generally negative state of wellbeing. My criteria for health and illness were placed on…