Questions related to Medical Anthropology
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Please I'm working on a project which needs a "review of relevant theories" of the study "medical negligence behavior"
I found 2 theories relating to this study (conflict theory and theory of negligence), but they are not enough.
Please can I get more theories concerning medical negligence?
Applications of bioinformatics in medicine is a key factor in technological advancement in the field of modern medical technologies.
In which areas of medical technology are the technological achievements of bioinformatics used?
What are the applications of bioinformatics in medicine?
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In the time of Pandemic, it is hard to spend a long time in field research. Carrying out ethnography is very hard in these hard times. Patchwork ethnography might be a good option but there are certain methodological issues too. One can share his/her better understanding here.
Apparently, untreated tooth decay can be the source of the appearance and development of various diseases and other diseases in the human body.
Therefore, the current question is: Can dental caries cause other serious diseases?
Please, answer, comments. I invite you to the discussion.
In medical anthropological research, the question of suffering has been a topic of salient interest mostly from two theoretical viewpoints: those of endurance and of agency. The concept "suffering" derives its origins from two etymological roots, those of suffering-souffrance-sofferanza and of misery-misère-miseria. According to the first approach, that of "endurance" and founded largely on Judeo-Christian theology, suffering is regarded as an existential experience at the borders of human meaning making. The question then is: how to endure, how to suffer? The latter view, that of "agency," follows the Enlightenment, and later the Marxist view on mundane suffering, misery, and the modern question of how to avoid or diminish it. I follow the lines of the second approach, but my aim is also to try to build a theoretical bridge between the two. I ask whether agency would be understood as a culturally shared and interpreted modes of enduring, and if so, which conceptual definition of agency applies in this context? I theorize the relationship between suffering and agency using Ernesto de Martino's notion la crisi della presenza. In line with Pierre Bourdieu, I think that in people's lives, there may be sufferings in a plural form, as a variety of sufferings. The question is based on ten-years long fieldwork in South Italy Contemporary villages.
Am currently a PhD starter going to work on gait analysis whether, culture has influence on gait and does its have an impact on gait pattern. Could you please help me out in finding some articles. Thanks
I am interested in the constructs of emotional pain and human suffering in the general population and more specifically in those with chronic illnesses (both physical and mental). Any leads/thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
The incubation period of the disease in which the patient has no external symptoms and the disease does not affect a person's life.
I want to minimize beam hardening artefact so I can compare findings of cortical bone width between archaeological and clinical data sets. Also looking at trabecular organization in the diploic space, but not willing to submerge the archaeological specimens in any kind of liquid, so will just have to deal with marrow presence/absence discrepancy.
I've read things about rice (for DXA), bags of water, gel foam, ground beef... But most of these studies have been with long bones, and taping ziplocs full of food around a skull seems a lot more... problematic.
Have you read any articles on the history of food diary/journal in relation to its use in medicine? Where can I find any interesting stories, books or articles written by physicians, medical administrators or librarians, patients? I would also be interested if there are any documented stories in medical anthropology, medical humanities or even literature.
I am currently developing research protocol on the involvement of men in reproductive/maternal health care services. I want to work on different perspective this time around and I am attracted to Afrocentricity (Afrocentric method) because my protocol focusses on African men/males and reproductive health.
Hope to hear from you all.
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I'm doing a research in Chile abou Inmigrant physician in the primary care institutions and their integration to medical social circles. I havent found many studies about that neither in the country nor latin america. Studies in other continents are also welcome. Thank you.
Does anyone recommend a reading on anthropology of surgery (or surgeons) that I may not know? It seems that this field not much explored.
Until now we have investigated the arm proprioceptive control in volleyball players - female, but we intend to develop our researches in enrolled patients in rehabilitation programs ( i.e. post stroke ).
I am researching the correlation of development indices, e.g., HDI, IHDI and Gini, and percentage of Deaf population in total population.
Among the well known and analyzed existing models of disability in the literature, (such as medical and social, along with many of their variants) the interesting issue would be associated with cultures. What is(are) the cultural model(s) of disability(ies) ?
Please share your references, opinions and ideas.
Throughout the centuries and history of mankind, different cultures created the artifacts (in architecture, fine art, applied art, literature, poetry, language [sayings], music) illustrating the concepts of approaches to disability.
Do you know in your own or other cultures historical or current artifacts illustrating the direct or symbolic issues of following categories as social inclusion orsocial exclusion of persons with disabilities?
To bring this thread inspired me my dear colleague from RG Ans Schapendonk.
Please share your comments and optionally photos.
Something like the Forensic Anthropology Laboratory Manual by S.Byers.
Are animal models still needed in biomedical research to understand normal and abnormal function, from gene to phenotype, and to provide a basis for preventive or therapeutic intervention in human diseases?
We have many kinds of great music and songs world wide.
Many of them raise issues of disabilities, as broadly understood human condition. They also indicate specific perception and attitudes towards disabilities of particular times.
Do you know the lyrics, songs of any species, which highlight in any way human disability? I share famous song by Janis Joplin(Big Brother & The Holding Company) entitled "Blindman", depicting person with vision disability, being in the need of help. This great song is from 1967 year, and in my opinion is expressing some need of public awareness of persons with disabilities in public spaces.
What are your opinions ? Please share your lyrics and songs.
Is there a change in uses of plants resources in Dalit communities over time may be because of socio-cultural and ecological changes?
I am just starting research focused on the decolonization of tribal healthcare as a means to improve tribal health disparities. This article will be helpful since there is a dearth of information on the topic in the primary care realm. Integrated (biopsychosocial) care is always the ideal. If anyone out there has information on any pilot programs or individuals who are doing work in this area, please let me know!
Researchers are familiar with how blunt the BMI (mass in kg divided by the square of stature in m) is at assessing fatness. My obervations, together with historic data from the work of Tyrell et al (1985), imply a shift by about one BMI unit within a 24 hour cycle, and greater values in children. I have long been concerned about the potential for mis-measurement, but misclassification arising from the asynchronous circadian rhythms of stature and mass have gone undetected. Ski jumpers commonly lie down for several hours prior to their stature measurement to enable them to jump using longer skis, thereby gaining a biomechanical advantage for their sports performance. I worry that borderline cases in medicine are not considered with the same diligence, because the ubiquitous use of BMI in clinical care pathways has hitherto not been informed of the potential for misclassification and poorer care as a consequence. My question is: Have other researchers noticed circadian fluctuation in BMI, and if so, by how much?
Tyrrell, A.R., Reilly, T. & Troup J.D.G. (1985). Circadian variation in stature and the effects of spinal loading. Spine 10, 161-164.
The answer to this question depends on both geographical, cultural, legal and time-related conditions. Many methods used in alternative medicine, in the Nordic countries, today may be accepted in other countries (for example, homeopathy (Germany), acupuncture (China), and Ayurvedic medicine (India)). Many methods once considered "alternative", are many places accepted today (for example, diet therapy and acupuncture).
I'm writing my thesis on the development of schistosoma-control in Fayoum, Egypt and the most recent data on the prevalence is from 1992. It would be good if I had any more recent data to see how the situation is now.
I am looking for studies that take on a discourse analysis approach that focus on the use of traditional medicine. Suggestions for studies that conducted discourse analysis on medicine using tout court are also welcomed.
I am doing research about braces that are used for lateral epicondylitis. Everyone says it reduces the strain in the tendon on the ECRB, but there are not many reviews that go into the mechanics behind this theory.
When other had developed the approach of anthropology in forensic, medical, and other sub anthropology Indonesia only focus on social anthropology. Sometimes it made me think why anthropology was not know well in Indonesia. I'm shy, sad with this reality. May anthropology grow up, cause anthropology is a knowledge about who is human and who are them in their community.