Biomedicine & Medical Pluralism

The purpose of this assignment is to encourage you to reflect on how Western and Indigenous knowledge systems inform how we understand and experience healing, and what it is that we value (or dont value) about different health systems. For this assignment, you must develop a thoughtful response to the readings from
Week 1: Biomedicine (Gaines & Davis-Floyed, 2012)
Week 2:Medical Pluralism (Baer, 2012).

You may use additional course materials, but the two identified readings are required. The focus of your reflections should be on how this early course content has influenced your understanding of Western and Indigenous science and medicine. Focus on the assumptions and biases you have held or currently holdand how these have been affected by the material. You may also consider how the knowledge systems presented and how different Canadian attitudes might influence these approaches to healing and wellness.