Overcoming Language Barriers and Seeing Perspective The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman is a novel based on the real-life story of the Lee’s, a Hmong family who move to Merced, California after escaping from their home country of Laos following World War II. When the Lee’s arrive to Merced, they speak no English and are expected to adapt to Western culture. For them, it was complete culture shock. The novel focuses on Nao Kao and Foua Lee’s youngest daughter Lia, who is diagnosed by modern medicine with epilepsy and by holistic medicine with the spirit catches you and you fall down. Throughout the novel the Lee’s struggle to effectively communicate with many doctors, nurses and social workers due to the language barrier and cultural divide between the Hmong and the Americans.
The purpose of this technique is to bring the blood flow to the area to help it heal. Yes, I can understand that the bruises that are left behind do look like that the individual was abused. With this being a treatment of medicine in the Hmong culture this should be dismissed as abusive, this method is not abusive at all and while the coining is administered to heal the child. If someone does report this type of case to child protective services, is doing their job as a mandated reporter, but before starting this step, they should first question the parent more about their culture of healing and check in to the procedure of coining before making any judgment calls. I think that as social workers we should be aware and respect the different cultures that we will be in contact and work together.
The case of Riser v. American Medical Int’l, Inc. is about a malpractice action brought on by the children of patient Mrs. Riser claiming that their mothers death was a result of a medical error in which death occurred in performing a procedure on the wrong location. The procedure that should have been performed was a bilateral brachial arteriogram and what was alternately performed was a femoral arteriogram. The patient, Mrs. Riser had many previous health issues which included diabetes, end stage renal failure, and arteriosclerosis. She was experiencing decreased circulation in her lower arms and legs therefore she was admitted to the hospital. Her doctor, Dr. Sottiurai had ordered her to have bilateral arteriograms to see what could be the cause of the poor circulation.
In the story, Antigone, Creon, the king, established two decrees in the land of Thebes. The first decree is nobody should bury Polyneices and the second, Antigone and her sister, Ismene, be put to death. Antigone, Polyneices sister, performed an act of civil disobedience by burying her brother with full knowledge she would die. Although Ismene didn’t commit the crime, she still wanted to be punished. Ismene said, “But now I know what you meant; and I am here to join you to take my share.” As the story progresses, the effects of Creon’s decrees result in rebellion, unhappiness, and death.
Laboratory testing for known causes of brain calcifications came back negative; thus the patient was diagnosed with Fahr’s disease, a condition that was diagnosed in her younger sibling two years previously. As there is no cure for the condition, the patient received physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, and her diabetic control was optimised prior to discharge from hospital; she made mild improvement in her symptoms. Fahr’s disease is a condition characterised by an idiopathic bilateral basal ganglia calcification. It is a rare disease with prevelance believed to be less than one in a million; most often an autosomal dominant in nature. It can
In “The Last Words of my English Grandmother” written by William Carlos Williams, and “Little Father” written by Li-Young Lee, both poems explore the acceptance of death. Throughout both poems, the poets use various strategies that are similar, such as imagery, connotation, and tone. William Carlos Williams’ “The Last Words of My English Grandmother”, tells the story of an elder woman whose grandchild wants to bring her to the hospital because he or she believes it will be some type of help to resolve the grandmother’s illness. She resists going to the hospital because she knows she’s dying and accepts the fact that there’s nothing that can be done to help her. She understands that it 's just her time to pass on, and she’s ready for it,
In the same way it resembles the program but a line must be drawn between storing data and making decisions the doctors usually make. “Medical Technology and ethical issues” by William E. Thompson and Joseph V. Hickey review the pros and cons of medical technology and uses the RIP program as the object of attention. Medical experts gave their opinions and back them with facts. One argument advocates against the use of the RIP system. On the other hand the second argument advocates for the system and how similar technologies that only give feedback are important.
This case is about a single mother who suffered from Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) died 1 week before and left a 13-year-old daughter who also inherited the same disease. We are going to help the daughter to overcome the problems. TSC can be associated with developmental delay and seizures (Mayo Clinic, 2017). We will apply Orem’s self-care model to this case. The daughter is unable to take care of herself as she is too small and with developmental delay.
Trust relationship is a kind of interactive process that requires care and concern (Chin, 2001). In this incident, if I told any incorrect information to my patient, she would start to suspect whether I am a medical student or not and start not to believe me. Hence, our relationship would be destroyed. It is important for us to stand from patients’ point of view to think about their thought and ensure the information shared must be accurate before starting any conversation with the
It’s also involved in the development of treatments such as surgical procedures, vaccinations and medications. CITATION Car03 \l 2057 (Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, 2003). The biopsychosocial model as an approach in medicine Over the years the biopsychosocial approach was developed by Engel CITATION Geo97 \l 2057 (Engel, 1997). He claimed that the biomedical approach was not able to account for the reality of diabetes and schizophrenia. Engel uses this model to suggest that health disease and wellness are all reliant on the interaction between three factors which are: physiological factors, psychological factors and social factors.