Essay on Running Head: Rapid Ethnographic Assessment

1168 Words Jan 25th, 2016 5 Pages
ANTH 350 7980 Health, Illness, and Healing (2158) 11-19-2015

Stage 1: Ethnographic Assessment
An inventory of health/illness related product in the household In an ordinary household, it is common to find medication, medical devices, and or food supplements associated to a specific health-related condition or illness. An assessment of my household reveals the following products:
Prozac
Paxil
Amoxicillin
Furosemide
Esmilol
Vitamin C, Multivitamin, Pottassium, iron
Ambien
Lunesta
Percodan
Panadol
Cough syrup
Anti-Acid
Thermometer
Nebulizer
Blood Pressure Monitor
Hearing Aid
Anti-septic
Weight management magazine
First-Aid Guide book
Organic cook foods
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Health-Seeking Behavior *
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You need to allow your body to rest and you need to eat right
Me: I do rest dad and I eat when I can Dad: If you take care of your body, it will take care of you.You need to engage in proper feeding, rest and exercise.
Mum: You should start by taking a heavy breakfast every like I always tell me
Me: That is so hard to accomplish with my busy schedule. I prefer to grab a cup of coffee on my way out and am good
Available Resources * My family enjoys reduced gym rates at the local gym facility since my parents made significant financial contribution to its constructions. The discounted rates motivate every family member to visit the gym. * My family has also struggled to manage a family health insurance policy as they are very expensive. In most instances, the family has to top up the medical bill as the medical cover is not adequate. The realization that an unforeseen illness can drain the family’s finances motivates all family members to be cautious of their health. * We strive to keep warm during the cold season. * We also strive to exercise and eat a healthy diet. Every Saturday, my family sets time aside for physically engaging family activities such as bike riding and basketball. The monthly community competitions also ensure that the family engages in family and individual sports activities. * We also strive to eat organic home-made meals * Engagement in Yoga * Take a day