Week 1 Reflection: Ethnomedical approach
Understanding the need of medical treatment of the person is a large part of the treatment accepted by the person leads to the type of treatment given by medical staff when they fully understand the patient they are attempting to treat. In doing so, it will help with a better understanding of the mindset of the patient and their needs. without understanding of the people you are tring to help and knowing their limitations you will never be successful in understanding them. There aremany factors to understand for each patient you see, i guess thats why its caled practicing medicine.
The distinction between disease and illness is disease is a physical issue as where illness can be a mental or a physical issue. Looking at both it does seem to be a gray area that many argue, but for all educational purposes there is a very distinctive difference. For me it is very different because of the physical and mental differences and was obvious from the get go.
The culture that he is describing is the American culture only after really reading this article multiple times and seeing the many similarities they held did I place each with a real and physical relation.
The daily body ritual and ritual fasts are two very strong rituals that are in the Nacerima that have strong representation. Daily body ritual is important in fighting off sickness and disease. The ritual fasts help keep the people of that society health and strong to breed without both they would be very barbaric. The idea of keeping clean and fit are important factors in every civilization.