practice that human societies are implementing to adjust
to climate change, such as increasing surface temperatures,
rising sea levels, storm surges, droughts, heavy rains, and
medical system that evolved into biomed
Medical Anthro: Final Exam Review
Challenges in International Healthcare
o US is 37th in healthcare system
o 3 Models
Beverage model: taxation
Bismarck model: mixed
Private insurance: US
o Access to care
Best with public provider
US spends the highes
Biocultural anthropologists look at Adaptation
looks at how they interact influence each other in cycle in
times of distress
Works through natural selection.
Genetic changes passed on to offspring
When bad genetics susceptible to o
An encompassing picture of reality based on a set of shared
assumptions about how the world works.
They establish symbolic frameworks that highlight certain
significant domains of social experience while downplaying
What is a stressor?
Challenges to health and well-being, survival and
reproduction, or anything that generates a physiological
What is a stress response?
Neurotransmitters and hormones liberate energy to deal
with a stressor and shuts down
views of depression
buddhism (the pleasures of the world are at the root of all
suffering.dysphoria might be the first step to
enlightenment), Islam (grief is a religious
experience.dysphoria is that a person has depth and is
very actualized), Kal
the World Health Organization defines health as "a state of
complete social, psychological, and physical well-being."
What consitutes health or a "healthy" state is variable
an alteration of physiology such that the functi
Using anthropology to solve contemporary problems.
Reduction in absolute poverty, with a more even
distribution of wealth.
Field that examines the sociocultural dimensions of
Describes the total number of cases, new and existing, in a
given population during a specific period of time
Rate or frequency of a disease in a population over a
specified period of time
number of individuals suffering fro
the ensemble of pathological states present in a specific
population at a given moment in time
the study of bones from archaeological excavations (studies
the nonpathological aspects of bones, not just the
The study of the human species and its immediate
Encompassing past, present, and future; biology, society,
language and culture.
Traditions and customs transmitted through learning.
Exam 2 Review Sheet
PAHO: Pan American Health Organization
o It is a branch of the WHO (World Health Organization)
o Western Hemisphere
Iatrogenic: Relating to an illness caused by medical examination or
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o The extract