Family, Culture, Medicine : A problem-based learning case

TitleFamily, Culture, Medicine : A problem-based learning case
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
Secondary AuthorsEngelen-Eigles, D
Corporate AuthorsNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo,
Date Published08/2011
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
KeywordsANTHROPOLOGY , MEDICINE , NURSING , PUBLIC health , SOCIOLOGY
AbstractThis four-part problem-based learning case examines cultural conflicts between Western medicine and non-Western traditional healing practices. Students consider notions of cultural relativism and ethnocentrism through the lens of social institutions, including the family and the medical system. After an introductory scenario, students are asked to assume the roles of ethics committee members of a national nursing professional organization to provide advice to a member chapter confronting a difficult clinical situation. Student work involves individual and group assignments, written products, and oral presentations. While developed for a course on the sociology of the family, the case could easily be adapted to other sociology courses such as social problems, sociology of culture, and sociology of medicine, as well as disciplines such as public health and social work.
URLhttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=600&id=600
Home Web Sitehttp://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/
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