Medical ANTHROPOLOGY discussion

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Please read through the requirements & using APA citation!!!!!!!!

Please read through the requirements & using APA citation!!!!!!!!

Please read through the requirements & using APA citation!!!!!!!!

Please read through the requirements & using APA citation!!!!!!!!

Please read through the requirements & using APA citation!!!!!!!!


INTRODUCTION

Applied anthropology is when researchers usefully employ anthropological methods, perspectives, and theories to solve practical problems. The applied field of medical anthropology is a burgeoning one, as global health problems rise every year. BC offers a course in Cross-Cultural Medicine (ANTH& 235) which is taken by many health care majors since it provides critical background for 21stcentury medical care. One of the leaders in medical anthropology is Dr. Paul Farmer, who is renowned for his work across the globe through his Partners in Health (PIH) organization. For this assignment, you will explore the PIH website to see the enormous strides that one individual has made in the improvement of global health.

RESEARCH

In order to understand what medical anthropology is and who Dr. Farmer is, please complete the following research.

  1. Read the material on Medical Anthropology in Chapter 15 (Schultz & Lavenda 2015).
  2. View the Stephen Colbert interview with Dr. Paul Farmer:

http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/nucbbu/paul-farmer (链接到外部网站。)

  1. Explore the Partners in Health (PIH) website http://www.pih.org/ (链接到外部网站。)
  1. The American Anthropological Association (http://www.aaanet.org/ (链接到外部网站。)) created a division specifically for medical anthropology. Explore the website for the Society for Medical Anthropology’s http://www.medanthro.net/ (链接到外部网站。)

DISCUSSION

Answer the following questions with several paragraphs for your initial discussion post or commentary early in the online week. Label your responses according to each of the numbered questions since it facilitates reading for everyone. All work must be your own.

  1. Discuss how training in anthropology is particularly applicable for addressing health problems cross-culturally and globally. Comment on at least 3 ways from material in the textbook and websites provided above.
  1. Dr. Farmer states that “The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world.” How does material you have learned in this course (e.g., Chapters 14, 15, 16) relate to this quote? Be specific with examples you provide.
  1. What steps in PIH taking to combat the Zika virus?
  1. Besides the Zika virus, what are the major issues in global health today? Discuss three problems that we face today. Be sure to cite sources for your work.

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