Anne Fadiman

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  • Rationality In Western Culture

    Fall Down by Anne Fadiman, the Merced doctors treating Lia were raised and educated in a Western culture that taught the superiority and successfulness of using logic to deduce problems, so when they are faced with the “irrational’…

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  • Salvation By Chris Abani Analysis

    Both authors used lucid descriptions to portray the events and situations in their essays. Abani depict lively imagery in “The Lottery,” such as engaging our sense of smell with by describing that In “Under Water,” Fadiman also portray vivid imagery, for example, by describing the strength of the “higher and swifter” Green River. The authors further show their eloquence by brilliantly utilizing figurative language in their essays. In “The Lottery,” Abani applies irony:. The quote ironically…

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  • The Spirit Catches You And You Fall By Anne Fadiman

    Author of nonfiction book “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall”, Anne Fadiman relays the questions to her readers in her preface: “What makes a good parent?” and “What makes a good doctor?” As far as anyone is concerned for the latter question, specifically what makes outstanding health care, Carolyn M. Clancy, MD, of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality would describe quality health care as simply “getting the right care to the right patient at the right time – every time” ().…

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  • The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

    Our world is made up of many different cultures and it would not be how it is today without these different cultures. Some cultures believe they are superior to others and this results in cultural differences and barriers. In Anne Fadiman’s book, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, she explains cultural barriers that can develop through cultural differences, when one culture enters into another culture’s area. Fadiman writes about the Hmong culture entering the United States and evaluates…

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  • Analysis Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is the tragic story of a young Hmong girl named Lia who suffers from epilepsy and who was the victim of a cultural collision and misunderstanding between her Hmong parents and her American doctors in Merced, California. The story follows Lia’s family, the Lees, as they navigate the American culture and system while maintaining strong ties with their traditions, practices, and rituals. The author, Anne Fadiman, uses the battle between the doctors of Merced…

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  • The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down, By Anne Fadiman

    In the United States, many doctors face the challenge of working with patients that are of a different race or ethnicity from him or herself. Along with that, these patients are left confused and with a sense of powerlessness when working with American doctors. It becomes very hard to communicate not only because of a distinct language barrier, but also a cultural barrier. Many cultures approach situations in different ways, especially in regard to medical care. The book, The Spirit Catches You…

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  • The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman Summary

    Anne Fadiman’s book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, tells the story of the clashing of cultures between the Hmong culture and Western culture through the lens of medicine. Fadiman’s plot revolves around Lia, a Hmong girl born with severe epilepsy, and the tales of Hmong culture, allowing the reader to understand the actions of Lia and other Hmong, like her parents, as their culture heavily influences their beings. Thus I propose that this book remain a summer reading requirement as the…

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  • The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman Analysis

    The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman Mid-Term Paper The spirit catches you and you fall down, by Anne Fadiman story talks about the cultural differences between Hmong and American cultures regarding medical professional problems for Hmong child 's name Lia with epilepsy. Hmong people have their own ways to treat by tvix neeb. They believe that people get sick due to ‘deb’, which means bad soul and the soul was flee. Starting with Lia’s birth, she was different than her other…

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  • Book Review Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

    For the second essay in this course, I decided to choose the book titled "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures," by Anne Fadiman. The reason for choosing this read was my interest and fascination with the Hmong culture. I had never heard of the Hmong culture before until a couple of years ago when I wrote a research paper about sleep paralysis, in which I wrote about how the Hmong interpret their experience. Although…

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  • Book Report On The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down By Anne Fadiman

    Based off of a real incident in the history of healthcare, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman retells of the prolonged suffering undergone by Lia Lee, an American born Hmong child afflicted with epilepsy; for the Hmong, the illness ‘epilepsy’ is termed as “soul loss” and warrants her a chance at becoming a renowned shaman in her community. Lia was born to parents Foua and Nao Kao Lee, and unlike the rest of her older siblings, was born in a Californian hospital with access…

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