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Shaming & Blaming: The Adverse Effects of Conventional Disease Etiologies

Constructs of health are complex and multi-dimensional. Similarly, diseases arise from a variety of factors and may include genetic factors, lifestyles and behaviors, environment, and a variety of sociopolitical factors. How we frame these diseases and their causation (etiology) determines their role and function in the larger social sphere. Diseases are socially constructed entities. And sometimes the way they’re constructed can do more harm than good.  Read more