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.
He uses his bibliocentric views and high status to justify his selfish motives and protect his reputation. This is apparent within the very first lines when he finds out that his daughter, Betty, is sick. “Abigail, I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, and now, just now when some good respect is rising for me in the parish, you compromise my very character.” Instead of being worried about Betty’s health, he is more concerned about his reputation and what people would think if they suspected witchcraft. This is repeated throughout the first act when he calls Mr. Hale claiming that he will be able to prove that there’s no witchcraft involved.
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Chiropractic as a profession has forever been criticized for being “outside of mainstream medical institutions” and categorized as “complementary and an alternative medicine,” (Meeker, 2002). This is due to their new/unique methods (historically speaking) not educated to consumers sufficiently and also the intra-professional conflict that is present. This conflict is described as the schism that exists within the chiropractic field currently, and defined as “a split or division between strongly apposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief,” (Dictionary.com). In the following essay, this schism that divides chiropractic will be discussed further including its causes, as well as how it affects the profession within
The first thing out of this mouth was, “I’ve never seen you here before, are you from another club, what’s your problem, alcohol, addict, or both?” He was very firm and spoke somewhat loud but very friendly. I kindly introduced myself and told him that I was a graduate student at FIU studying clinical mental health and I was required by an assignment to attend four open 12-step meetings. After some pleasantries he expressed that he has been sober for twenty-six years and that AA, seeing other addicts recovering, and his sponsor literally saved his
During his study, he met a young girl, Charlotte Figi, who had been having seizures since birth and by age three she was having approximately 300 seizures a week. Charlotte had been on several medications and none of them helped. In fact, some of the medications were life threatening and did nothing but was eventually given medical marijuana that has calmed her brain, limiting her seizures. If this plant can be used for medicinal purposes then what harm is it doing to the world if a girl as young as three years old can use it to aid her illness? Currently, 35 states and Washington D.C. have laws that allow, or will allow in the future, access to medical marijuana to qualified patients (Scherf, 2015).
“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” The summer before sixth grade I discovered I had a severe case of Scoliosis. I had an 80 degree curve in addition to my spine being twisted. However; the most devastating thing about it was not fixable with a brace.
When I found out I had SC I was shocked; I was seven years old and already had a disease. I had many tests done in order to find out what was wrong with me, and to rule out any damage to other parts of my body. The tests included MRI’s, CAT scans, and weekly blood draws. Those appointments were educational; I learned and experienced much more than I ever would have before if I wouldn 't have gotten SC. My case could 've been much worse, because I could 've had kidney failure, depression, heart damage, and/or other diseases which could 've been deadly.
In conclusion, the rationale for the deinstitutionalization movement was fueled by reasons that tie directly to, “cost.” Some of the worst decisions are made trying to save a penny (Pustilnik, A. C, 2005). Mental Illness in the Prison System has by default become one of the worst perpetuating webs of problems that have spawned out of a single decision in the history of the United States (Reports F. S., 2001). This problem of how to care for, house, treat, and prepare for release this nation mentally ill from the justice system has to be as important as immigration reform or healthcare (Perez A., Leifman S., & Estada A., 2003). Mentally ill inmates uncared for typically end up back in prison in less than six months of their release (Metraux
Altaf Saadi, recently wrote about her experiences treating patients at our own hospital. She has been questioned, insulted, and even attacked by patients, because she is a Muslim woman who wears a headscarf. She is not alone. Recent published reports include overt bigotry expressed towards doctors of black, Indian and Jewish heritage. Several medical journals have just published guidelines for doctors with titles like “Dealing with Racist Patients” and “The Discriminatory Patient and Family: Strategies to Address Discrimination Towards Trainees.”