W3 Reflection: Post Prompt
Category: W3 Reflection
Title: Start your title with the week number (“W3 Reflection: ”)
This week we have seen several examples of healers in various ethnomedical systems and healthcare sectors. Choose one to reflect on further (e.g. “W3 Reflection: Clown Doctors in NYC” or “W3 Reflection: Medical doctors in Japan”)
Body: (300 words)
- Summarize the article/link/film(s) you are reflecting on
- Who are the healers, what is their social status, what techniques do they use, and how do they interact with their patients?
- Describe the system/sector(s) and the culture they operate in – How is healthcare delivered in this system? How are the body and symptoms understood and treated?
Comment: (200 words)
- Choose a post that identified a different healer and/or system in their title
- How do they compare to biomedical doctors and/or how healthcare is delivered in the U.S.? Do these healers seem credible, legitimate, effective, etc? Justify your answer.