Signs that gender inequality is losing some of its

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- signs that gender inequality is losing some of its power in nurse-doctor relationships- increased number of male nurses- growing number of female doctors- greater assertiveness by nurses - To what extent does ethnicity factor into doctor-health care worker interactions? ** - Discuss how and why health occupations are generally organized around and subordinate to physicians.**- What have been the different experiences of the occupations discussed in their relationship to physicians? How is this changing? **
E. Among the range of choices for medical care and advice is “alternative” medicine, which is becoming increasingly difficult to define as it is increasing used and accepted.- How does scientific evidence relate to the definition of alternative medicine? - people claim that holistic approaches are not scientific because they cannot besubjected to randomized controlled double blind clinical trials- What extent is conventional medicine evidence based though??- science merely requires empiricism (experience) - Describe the alternative view of health on which “alternative medicine” is generally based.- Wellness- Self-Healing- Bioenergy- Natural-Ecological Context- Individuality and Holism - Contrast alternative modern and alternative traditional approaches, providing anexample of each. - Alternative Modern: toward medical model, physical science- Osteopaths - can perform surgery and prescribe medicine- more in line with medical doctors- Western Herbalism- using plant material for food and medicine - Alternative Traditional: toward holistic model, metaphysical - Chiropractic - all natural- Faith Healing- God will heal me- unclear whether it works or not- traditional approaches are essentially spiritual or religious in nature - Briefly summarize the causes and prevalence of the use of unconventional therapies in the U.S. What appears to be the primary reasons people employ healing options other than those offered by modern medicine? - Prevalence: between 36-42% of Americans use CAM
- Causes: religious, cultural, financial, not happy with the conventional way of medicine- used more by white, more well educated, higher income, female- Contrast the worldview of folk healers with biomedical practitioners with respect to health. What primary benefits do folk healers appear to offer to people who usetheir services?- African American: distinguishes the natural illness or unnatural illnesses caused by evil influences- Curanderismo: blend religion and medicine into a single approach, emphasize cause of disorder rather than symptoms - American Indian Healing: illness is seen as caused by soul loss, witchcraft, spirit, possession, violations of taboos, etc.- Holistic-contextual approaches- Brings people at peace to know what’s going on with their body- According to Winnick, what have been the three responses of the medical profession to CAM in the U.S.? Provide an example of each.

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