Today, you will learn the unique story of Eva Galler. Born on January 1, 1924 in Oleszyce, Poland, Eva Galler’s community consisted of 7,000 families. Her father distributed religious articles and her mother was an orphan. Unlike most girls her age, Eva went to high school and was receiving an education.
Her story was told by unnamed boy, “Many people have volunteered to throw Celianne’s baby overboard for her. She will not let them. They are waiting for her to go to sleep so they can do but she will not sleep. I never knew before that the dead children looked purple” (25).
Taylor Thomas CMCN 100 Informative Speech Outline Premature Births I. Introduction A. Attention Getter – Congratulations it’s a girl 1. This is the day that most expecting parents dream of; they finally get to meet their bundle of joy. 2. Imagine giving birth to your child, but don’t get the chance to meet your baby for several days because she needs immediate attention because she cannot breathe on her own.
She stayed with her family, until she was eventually brought to the Adams County Almshouse. Here, for forty years, she lived in a basket of straw. Her limbs became drawn up until her knees almost touched her chin. She was placed in a box that had holes for any excretions to drop out of. Rats and terrible small creatures made nests by her box because of this.
The nurse then bathed her with the Safeguard soap. On the New born identification form, It shown Lia was born at 7:09pm, on July 19,1982. As Foua recalled she didn’t know what her birthday was because her mother never recorded the time, date and year. All she could remember that Foua was born in the second season of an opium
Throughout my childhood, my parents taught me values of empathy, resilience and optimism in the face of adversity. These characteristics allowed me to become the tenacious individual that I am today. Being the inquisitive individual I am, I always wondered about my family’s heritage; the journey of how we established ourselves in this country. Yet I never imagined how much of a nightmare it was immigrating to the United States until my mother told the story.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down In the book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Anne Fadiman explores the cultural collision between the Hmong Lee family and their American doctors. Along with the culture clash, the social stigma against the Hmong family brings to light a lot of the systematic, moral, and ethical issues that can arise in our healthcare. Ultimately, the combination of the cultural clash in medical perspectives, the underlying social stigma, the inadequate treatment, and the miscommunication hindered the proper diagnosis and recovery of led to the demise of the Hmong child. However, many of the problems could have been easily avoided or resolved with more patience, objectivity, and most importantly, cultural competence.
“The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anna Fadiman tells the story of Lia Lee, a Hmong child with epilepsy, whose life could have been different if only her family was caught up in western medicine. This book reveals the tragic struggles between a doctor and patient because of lack of communication.
She was born to an extremely religious family in Domremy, France. She did not go to school but was taught to be extremely devout. Joan was especially good at spinning, an activity that was quite common in the mid 15th century, and is said to have been a fast runner. She loved going to church and
Right after her release was when little baby Bella was born. Bella was born at Boston Medical Center on August 6th 2012. For many months after she was born the newborn and mother lived at a homeless shelter affiliated with The Dimock Center in Roxbury. After Bella 's birth Rachelle swore she would have a better life for herself and her baby. She was going to find them a home and raise the little girl.
At her nest foster home her foster father,used her for oral sex in trade for LSD and cocaine. After this incident she moved in with her great aunt in Los Angeles. During her stay she joined a gang at the age of 12. She almost died when he was shot in the back at the age of 16. After that she made the decision to leave the gang.
She had lacked access to healthcare for most of her life because of her race, and so when she was diagnosed with cancer she ended up at Johns Hopkins Hospital, because it was one of the few hospitals on the east coast that allowed the treatment of African Americans. It was on her death bed in John Hopkins, that some cells were taken from her without her permission, which was not ethical. It was those cells that were immortalized in a culture and are now called HeLa cells. HeLa cells, while not ethically sourced have been an amazing cell culture. They have been used to develop the polio vaccine and invitro fertilization, and the cells are still being used for drug development today.
The mother has complete control over her body and the position in which she chooses to give birth. There are no drugs used in a home birthing and the mother can feel every ounce of pain. Not only are they letting their bodies handle the process naturally, but they are also able to form an unbreakable bond with their baby. This can also be seen as a revolt against the modern technologies and views on women. In the hospitals, mothers do not produce oxytocin at the right times or right levels, and their babies do not get this hormone when feeding on breast milk.
LOSS, GRIEF AND HEALING As human beings, we suffer losses of many kinds and sizes in our life time. While some of these losses are small and do not hurt much, some are big and hurt deeply. Those that are accompanied by pains that are difficult to bear include the loss of a loved one through death or divorce, cheating or unfaithfulness in a trusted relationship or loss of good health when a diagnosis of a terminal illness is made. In all these instances of loss, pain and grief are experienced and an emotional wound is created which needs healing.