Sickness, illness, disease

Discipline: Anthropology

Type of Paper: Discussion Essay

Academic Level: High school

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 1 Words: 275


Many thoughts come to mind when we consider the following terms: sickness, illness, disease. Medical anthropologists use the distinctions surrounding these terms to learn more about the biological, cultural, social, and historical dimensions of health.

1. Compare and contrast sickness, illness, and disease.

2. Discuss the following:

Why is it important to understand the differences that exist when using these terms?
How does the understanding of these concepts impact the interaction(s) between the health care provider and the patient who come from different cultural backgrounds?
Be sure to use the course material found in the Reading & Study folder for this course in your personal post and replies. Cite all sources using Turabian formatting.

[Duane Elmer (2017). (p. 89). Cross-Cultural Servanthood: Serving the World in Christlike Humility. Retrieved from]

[Brian M Howell (2020). (p. 73). Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective, 2nd Edition. Retrieved from]