Spending a generous amount of time in the heart of the African Congo is bound to change an American family. After spending over a year in the small Congolese village of Kilango, the Price family comes to terms with the fact that they cannot leave Africa without being changed by it, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Living in the Congo at a time when their race was doing all in their power to Westernize Africa, the Price women left Kilanga feeling immense guilt for being a part of this unjust manipulation of the African people. By the end of the novel, all of the Price women leave with the task of reconciling the wrongs they have committed and learning to live with the scars of their mistakes. Kingsolver showcases the moral reassessments
In Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart et al’s argument is that Indigenous Peoples have gone through a history of oppression and racism that has led to the formation of collective trauma across generations, and that there needs to be efforts to fix it. They state how this trauma causes depression and unresolved grief, and how American Indians “rank higher in health disparities than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States” (Brave Heart et al 282). They provide evidence for this by quoting Whitbeck’s research on the symptoms
Racism in the Medical Field Racism has existed in the medical field for over 2,500 years. Where people of certain races, religions, and genders are all discriminated against by the people in this world who are supposed to help them. Doctors take an oath to treat all patients with equity, yet still some patients are prone to bigoted racism. However it goes the other way as well, even doctors experience racial prejudice by patients and their families.
As a child, it is important to have important relationships with your parents and in society. It is also important to have healthy experiences because these experiences shape the way a person develops. Unfortunately, many times children and young adults experience events that could be deemed traumatic or harrowing and in most cases they don’t fully recover from them. A traumatic event, as defined in a book by Corey Keyes named Women and Depression, is an experience that is life threatening to the self or some close to the self-accompanied by intense fear, horror or helplessness (Keyes et al, 2006). In a study, conducted by The National Survey of Children’s Health, parents were surveyed on nine different types of adversities their children
We All Bleed Red: Racial Conceptions of Biology and Medicine The role of racial characteristics in American medical thought is explored by Dr. Michael Byrd and Dr. Linda Clayton in their journal article, “Race, Medicine, and Health Care in the United States: a Historical Survey.” Drs. Byrd and Clayton start their article by defining “race” and “racism” in its different contexts, moving from historical ideas of race as subspecies to metaracism— defined as systematic racism, devoid of individual thought or racial malice The foundational assumption of the author’s argument is that “Black intellectual and biological inferiority has been an assumption in Western scientific and lay cultures for more than a thousand years.” (Byrd, 145)
One example of how Ruth’s sorrow is shown to the reader is early in the story when the narrator introduces her, saying “Ruth’s arm, linked with Matt’s tightened, he looked at her. Beneath her eyes there was swelling from the three days she had suffered” (111). This introduction to Ruth’s character is able to display her feelings of misery because of the fact that one of the first traits the reader learns about Ruth is that she had cried for three days after the loss of Frank, which informs the reader that Ruth’s most prominent trait in the story is going to be her misery and that all of her other traits are just secondary when compared to her suffering. Another example of how Ruth is affected by loss and suffering is shown the night of Richard’s murder when Matt reflects on how “he believed Ruth knew... When Ruth said good night she looked at his face, and he felt she could see in his eyes the gun, and the night he was going to” (116-117).
Ruth’s loyalty provided for her even though there wasn’t much she had. The first instance is her loyalty to Naomi. Even though Naomi wanted to send her daughters to find husbands, Ruth stayed by her side. Ruth said in Ruth 1:16-17, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you.
The primary aim of CRASH is to build cultural competence and the first step in the process is the acknowledgement of culture as an important factor in mental health care. The acknowledgement of culture, both in the patient and the clinician, develops respect between the clinician and patient. An assessment of cultural history is required to understand the patient’s cultural differences so the clinician can be sensitive and self-aware. The last aspect of CRASH is humility. Holden et al.
Culture is something that often times gets forgotten about as people go on in their daily lives explaining this and that about how things work yet forgetting a key component as to how this and that got to how to be where it is today. Culture is all in the details, as it provides the backdrop and enriches every aspect of… well, everything. Art, history, medicine, science- all of it was enriched by culture so of course how can we forget about psychology? Culture can be summed up as the shared behaviors, beliefs and creative works of a certain group of people (Cohen et al., 2005).
Culture has been described as an integrated common pattern of learned behaviors and beliefs. It has permeated and impacted health seeking decisions among different groups (Chew et al, 2011). People's perceptions and beliefs about health and illness, expectations and treatment choices are largely influenced by their cultural beliefs. According to Loftin et al (2013), it is not rare for a physician to meet with patients from different cultural backgrounds. This has been the case in all departments.
Culture plays a vital role in directing, shaping, and modeling social behavior at both individual and group levels (Pandey, 1988). “Culture should be regarded as set of distinctive, spiritual, material, intellectual, and emotional features of society or a social group, and that it encompasses, in addition to art and literature, lifestyles, ways of living together, value systems, traditions, and beliefs”. (By the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], 2002) Relationship between Culture factors and mental disorder is a combination of how the person experience in a personal’s life and how they were raised like cultures differences and include parent child relationships independence and interdependence and their social-economic and political life and religion. Culture factors not only matters in mental health but also absolute part of it. Socio-economic effect on mental health Researcher say being poor or poverty increased your chances in Schizophrenia.
The Case to End Child Abuse Child abuse has increasingly become the fight to preserve childhood innocence and to prevent future generations from experiencing the effects of it. In the article “Panel: Texas Should Spend More- and shrewdly- to Prevent Child Abuse” by Robert T. Garrett, the audience acknowledges and considers the constant urge to reduce fatalities from maltreatment by allowing the enforcement of stringent laws in Texas. Garrett imposes that there are machinations that can enhance the process to eliminate child abuse that result in funding successful prevention programs. Garrett urges this by asserting “to reduce some parents’ risky behaviors…the state should join private foundations.”
Culture bound syndrome as the phrase suggests is a syndrome found in a specific culture or area. It is a combination of psychiatric and somatic symptoms recognized in a particular culture, area or society. Zar is one such syndrome seen in Ethiopia and other parts of east and north Africa. It is also seen in parts of Middle East.
In conclusion, Culture-bound syndromes are those diseases that are limited in specific societies and or culture and cannot be found nowhere else. So therefore Anorexia Nervosa is not a culture-bound syndrome because it is not limited to a specific society as by definition of what is a culture-bound syndrome. Even when the example of a culture-bound syndrome given of the Artic Hysteria is analysed as to how it came about to be a culture-bound syndrome it is different to what has been