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doc ✓ The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down and the Collision of Two Cultures read Î join or create book clubs Û [Epub] ➝ The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (FSGOng see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe while medical community marks a division between body and soul and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former Lias doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness aug dab peg the spirit catches you and you fall down and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrific Brilliant and thought provoking Everyone should read this book All medical and nursing students should read itt is especially of relevance to anyone working with people from a different cultural back ground whether in medicine education or the workplace in general However even those with similar backgrounds can be on different wavelengths and many misunderstandings arise because of this If we are open to other people's view of the world we can understand us and them

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Migrants adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors Lias pediatricians Neil Ernst and his wife Peggy Philip cleaved just as strongly to another tradition that of Western medicine When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system diagnosed as an epileptic her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunicationParents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have beendifferent The Hm I read some of this for my social anthropology class and then decided to buy it because it was so accessible and readable I've learned so much from this book and I really recommend it

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down A Hmong Child Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures FSG ClassicsWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionWhen three month old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced California a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover Lias parents Foua and Nao Kao were part of a large Hmong community in Merced refugees from the CIA run uiet War in Laos The Hmong traditionally a close knit and fiercely people have been less amenable to assimilation than most im This book makes you think It was fascinating and frustrating to read about the struggles of a poor immigrant Hmong family in California facing the impossible task of taking care of their severely ill child thwarted at every turn by having to navigate in a language and culture they could not understand But what upset me is although there are services available today hatred and fear of asylum seekers and immigrants who have customs different than whatever mainstream America thinks it has still prevail The name of the group the border they are crossing how they get there may change over time But there seems to be a pervasive fear of “the other” and a lack of understanding of cultural differences in human interactions