scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,493
A premedical student perspectiveI have always felt that the action most worth watching is not at the center of things but where edges meet I like shorelines weather fronts and international borders There are interesting frictions and incongruities in these places and often if you stand at the point of tangency you can see both sides better than if you were in the middle of either one Fadiman prefaceThe quote from Anne Faidmans novelThe Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down illustrates the personal thoughts about hospital culture I intern within I realize cultures agendas hopes and ways of thinking coming together Meditating upon experiences I notice the apt physicians acknowledge race and cultureThe point of tangency is where patients are heard and valued Where physicians not only listen but also learn from patientsAcknowledgement of perspectives is humbling Reading Faidmans novel cultural bais make the acknowledgement of patient values difficult Lias parents were her patient advocates Her mother and father rejected Western cultural bias despite the feeling external shame by allopathic medical professionalsPerhaps if the Lees daughter were in the care of an osteopathic physician cultural sensitivity would not be healed with an interpreter and medical consents but instead creativity and longer consultations These modifications prioritize how to the disease in understood within the Hmong context Due to the patient centered philosophy familiarity with Shamanism comparative health care systems and issues of Western v traditional medicine might have made the Lee family more comfortable Agreeably Lias parents could have shown more appreciation and trust towards the Merced hospital staff But one must take into account the horrid first impression with American physicians A physician of osteopathy could have changed that negative into a positiveSociological aspects of cultural insensitivityAnne Fadiman novel is not black and white in terms of the incompatibility of Hmong and American culture Mismatch cultural conformities of the Lees and the medical professionals revolve among the life span of infant Lia Lee
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA