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Cultural Anthropology Study Set 1

Anthropology

Quiz 14 :

Health, Illness, and the Body

Quiz 14 :

Health, Illness, and the Body

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Increased migration has increased the popularity of Tibetan medicine in recent decades. How is this form of medicine viewed today by non-Tibetans?
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The dominant idea of health care in the United States is doctors in white coats, hospitals, and advanced technology. What have medical anthropologists found to be the case in regard to this concept in the rest of the world?
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The core values of good health in the United States-personal responsibility, hard work, and clean living-shape how Americans approach functional health. Where do these values fit in respect to the World Health Organization's definition of health?
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What is medical pluralism?
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In the view of "technocratic birth," which of the following is true?
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The World Health Organization calls for a definition of health that includes the absence of infirmity and complete physical and mental health. What else is called for consideration in their definition?
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How do medical anthropologists distinguish between disease and illness?
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What has significantly changed in the Ladakh region of the Himalayas?
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What does the study of ethnomedicine focus on?
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While conventional wisdom attributes good health to good nutrition, exercise, sleep, proper sanitation, and avoiding smoking, medical anthropologists consider many other factors when looking at health. What is one critical aspect of health that is often overlooked?
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From the anthropological perspective, an individual patient's experience of sickness is considered to be what?
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In Tibet, there are about 200 traditional healers known as amchi who provide health care. What is their system of health care based on?
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Football, a popular sport in the United States, has been linked to brain injuries. Why might anthropologists be interested in the study of brain injuries in football players?
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The study of ethnopharmacology emerged from efforts to:
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What is one important reason that medical anthropology has grown significantly since the 1980s?
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Which anthropological perspective is most likely to be used to study and improve health conditions in football players?
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Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Margaret Lock reported a case of a woman under tremendous personal stress. How did the medical students respond to the story?
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According to the text, Mayan women of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula typically gave birth in a hammock. What else usually happened during the birth event?
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How do anthropologists define biomedicine?
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Medical anthropology takes a holistic approach to health. In addition to examining meaning and power, what else does this approach include?
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