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

    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 and You Fall Down, by Anne Fadiman, is a story about a Hmong family who seeks treatment in the United States for their daughter Lia. The Lees family adapts to the Americanized way of transportation and dress, but they find it very difficult to assimilate…

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

    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 spelling. She was born in California state in Merced Community Medical Center (MCMC). Her mother used to give birth to the traditional method in Laos, where she…

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  • Summary Of The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

    capsule of the experiences faced by the Hmong peoples during their migration to America. However amusing the novel was from a literary standpoint, the novel described many deeply discerning attributes of the American health care system and Social Work arena of that time period. Although this novel describes the journey of one peoples immigration to America this story really speaks to the experiences of many migrate populations to the United States. As a social worker I felt uncomfortable anytime…

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  • Hmong Embroidery History

    To the Hmong community, there is an important piece of cultural artifact and that is the paj ntaub, Hmong embroidery. There are two different types of paj ntaub, the clothing embroidery and the story cloth. The different types has their own meanings, but both can be seen as examples of race, class, and gender differences. The history of the paj ntaub has transformed from cultural traditional practices to commercial goods that continues to establish the class and gender inequalities as the…

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  • The Spirit Catches You And You Fall By Anne Fadiman

    'cultural brokering ' through multiple definition, from describing the role they playing in health care intervention for the advancement of an “effective, beneficial health care plan” or the simply “bridging … between groups or persons of differing cultural backgrounds” (National Health Service Corps, 2004). With relevance to Fadiman 's “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall”, the publicized tragedy has inspired the United States, particularly the Merced, California where the incident took place:…

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  • Culturally Congruent Intervention In Hmong Culture

    congruent intervention for the Hmong culture regarding Hep B would consist of the use of eastern and western medicine. Eastern medicine that the Hmong culture could practice includes Shamanism, coining, cupping, herbal medicine, spooning or acupuncture (Xiong, M., et al., 2013). Shamanism is a belief in the spirit world and its connection to all living things. This belief leads to the belief there is no concept of chronic illness. Coining is…

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  • Critical Book Review: The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down)

    powerful nation on earth. Most people immigrating to America can significantly improve their standards of living, as well as pursue an education if they wish to do so. Even though the gap between the rich and poor has continued to periodically increase, the average American is seen as rich and very fortunate when compared to the average person living in central Africa or Latin America. Over a million people legally immigrate to the United States every year in search of a better life and…

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  • The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down Reflection

    between the Hmong and the American medical systems. Lia and her parents, Foua Yang and Nao Kao Lee, were refugees that had immigrated to the United States. Foua and Nao were very religious, and lived by the Hmong culture. Shortly after moving to California they had learned that Lia had epilepsy, and other upper respiratory infections. The Hmong believed that epileptic people could see things that others cannot. They knew that it was a bad disease, but they also saw a potential in this disease.…

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  • Health Belief Model Essay

    Moreover, the health belief model also worked in a study that was taken in the United States specifically in the population of the Hmong Families. The Hmong people are from that Mountains of Laos, but after the Vietnam war many of them came to the United States. (Estimated that around 200,000 Hmongs in America). Since moving to the United States, Hmong members are not used to the culture and making healthy choices. Many are overweight, obese, and having sleeping disorders. The health belief…

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  • Gran Torino Analysis

    Gran Torino Film Analysis The film, Gran Torino, crosses so many lines in man’s inhumanity to man. The movie depicts realities for a variety of people and brings out truths that we are still faced with and forced to find ways to reconcile peacefully, or continue to experience worse consequences. This movie does express some hope for barriers to be absolved. I hope that somewhere, this resembles someone’s true story. Of the several cultural conflicts, the one scene that sticks out is Walt’s…

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