Topic: Illness Narrative — The Common Cold


Your textbook refers to an illness narrative as, “The personal stories that people tell to explain their illnesses” (Guest 2014:652).

To understand these stories, anthropologists often construct explanatory models of illness, which explain the 5-step narrative of a person’s sickness. The five steps are:

Etiology (cause of illness)
Symptoms (how do you feel?)
Pathophysiology (illness process in the body)
Course (how long will it last?)
Treatment (what do you need to get better?)

Three parts to this assignment:

Using the common cold as an example, number 1-5 in this discussion forum and share your explanatory model.

Type of service: Academic paper writing

Type of assignment: Essay

Subject: nursing

Pages / words: 4 / 1100

Number of sources: 2

Academic level: High School

Paper format: MLA

Line spacing: Double

Language style: US English

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