The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

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ISBN: 1429931116
Release Date: 1998-09-30
Number of pages: 352
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down in PDF and EPUB Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When 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. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's 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 miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong 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. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug 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 sacrifices.


Hmong American Concepts of Health Healing and Conventional Medicine

Filename: hmong-american-concepts-of-health-healing-and-conventional-medicine.pdf
ISBN: 0415944953
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 240
Author: Dia Cha
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Hmong American Concepts of Health Healing and Conventional Medicine in PDF and EPUB America's healthcare system in the twenty-first century faces a variety of pressures and challenges, not the least of which is that posed by the increasingly multicultural nature of American society itself. Large numbers among the Hmong, immigrants from the landlocked Asian nation of Laos, continue to prefer their own ancient medical traditions. That these Hmong Americans should continue to adhere to a tradition of folk medicine, rather than embrace the modern healthcare system of America, poses questions that must be answered. This book takes up the task of examining Hmong American concepts of health, illness and healing, and looks at the Hmong American experience with conventional medicine. In so doing, it identifies factors that either obstruct or enable healthcare delivery to the Hmong, specifically a target sample of Hmong Americans resident in Colorado. Drawing upon scientific methods of data collection, the research reveals attitudes currently held by a group of American citizens toward health and medicine which run the gamut from the very modern to those which have prevailed in the highlands of Southeast Asia for centuries.


Sterblich sein

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ISBN: 9783104035840
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Number of pages: 336
Author: Atul Gawande
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Sterblich sein in PDF and EPUB Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell


100 Things You Don t Wanna Know about the Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Filename: 100-things-you-don-t-wanna-know-about-the-spirit-catches-you-and-you-fall-down.pdf
ISBN: 5517037399
Release Date: 2013-02
Number of pages: 44
Author: Oliver Brock
Publisher: Lennex

Download and read online 100 Things You Don t Wanna Know about the Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down in PDF and EPUB In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.


Die fabelhafte Welt der Leichen

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ISBN: 9783864132292
Release Date: 2012-07-06
Number of pages: 300
Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: Riva Verlag

Download and read online Die fabelhafte Welt der Leichen in PDF and EPUB Mit dem Tod ist keinesfalls alles vorbei. Leichen sind auf vielfältige Weise nützlich, indem sie Forschung und Wissenschaft zur Verfügung stehen. Sie helfen dabei, Autos sicherer zu machen, dienen als Anschauungs- und Übungsobjekte für angehende Ärzte und geben Gerichtsmedizinern wichtige Hinweise, mit denen Verbrechen aufgeklärt werden können. Sie wurden ins All geschossen, haben die ersten Guillotinen und sogar die Echtheit des Turiner Grabtuchs getestet. Mary Roach hat die vielfältigen postmortalen Verwendungsformen recherchiert und mit Ärzten, Wissenschaftlern und Leichenbestattern darüber gesprochen, was man mit Leichen alles anfangen kann. Daraus ist ein überaus unterhaltsames, faszinierendes und skurriles Buch entstanden, auch wenn die Hauptakteure in Anatomiesälen, Laboratorien und Krematorien zu finden sind.


Der Geist packt dich und du st rzt zu Boden

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ISBN: 3827003369
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 310
Author: Anne Fadiman
Publisher:

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Annawadi oder der Traum von einem anderen Leben

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ISBN: 3426275929
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 336
Author: Katherine Boo
Publisher:

Download and read online Annawadi oder der Traum von einem anderen Leben in PDF and EPUB Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi - sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.


Das Gegenteil von Einsamkeit

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ISBN: 9783104033334
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Number of pages: 288
Author: Marina Keegan
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Das Gegenteil von Einsamkeit in PDF and EPUB Meisterhafte Stories voller Lebenslust Wenige Tage nach ihrem Yale-Abschluss starb Marina Keegan bei einem Autounfall. Sie war ein Ausnahmetalent, das der Welt brillante Texte voller Lebenslust hinterließ. Selbstbewusst und authentisch schrieb sie über Themen, die sie wie viele junge Erwachsene beschäftigten: Liebe, Lust, Eifersucht, Selbstzweifel, Geborgenheit, Ablehnung, Familie und Zukunft. Marina Keegans Stories und Essays vereinen schwerelosen, sensiblen und mitreißenden Optimismus mit ungeheurer literarischer Reife: hoffnungsvoll, wild und melancholisch. Man liest sich atemlos, lachend und mit Tränen in den Augen durch das ganze fulminante Buch.


Hmong American Concepts of Health

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ISBN: 9781135944391
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Number of pages: 254
Author: Dia Cha
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Hmong American Concepts of Health in PDF and EPUB America's healthcare system in the twenty-first century faces a variety of pressures and challenges, not the least of which is that posed by the increasingly multicultural nature of American society itself. Large numbers among the Hmong, immigrants from the landlocked Asian nation of Laos, continue to prefer their own ancient medical traditions. That these Hmong Americans should continue to adhere to a tradition of folk medicine, rather than embrace the modern healthcare system of America, poses questions that must be answered. This book takes up the task of examining Hmong American concepts of health, illness and healing, and looks at the Hmong American experience with conventional medicine. In so doing, it identifies factors that either obstruct or enable healthcare delivery to the Hmong, specifically a target sample of Hmong Americans resident in Colorado. Drawing upon scientific methods of data collection, the research reveals attitudes currently held by a group of American citizens toward health and medicine which run the gamut from the very modern to those which have prevailed in the highlands of Southeast Asia for centuries.


Local childhoods global issues

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ISBN: 9781447305835
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 299
Author: Heather Montgomery
Publisher: Policy Press

Download and read online Local childhoods global issues in PDF and EPUB Although the current plight of children in many parts of the world can leave us with a grim outlook on the future, there are still many positive indicators of a better future for all. Local Childhoods, Global Issues is an interdisciplinary textbook that examines children's lives across the world, exploring the great differences--and similarities--between childhood experiences across different cultural contexts. The contributors consider the problems caused by poverty, social inequality, ill health, and violence, but they emphasize that these are challenges for children everywhere--not just those in the poorer countries of the world. They look at how children use their own resources and coping strategies and the sense of agency that results, arguing that in fact very few children are passive victims helplessly awaiting rescue. The contributors prominently feature interviews that highlight the direct perspectives of children themselves.


Parrot und Olivier in Amerika

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ISBN: 9783104007458
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Number of pages: 500
Author: Peter Carey
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

Download and read online Parrot und Olivier in Amerika in PDF and EPUB Parrot und Olivier sind zwei Schiffbrüchige des Lebens: Olivier ist ein junger Adliger und auf der Flucht vor den Wirren nach der Französischen Revolution, Parrot ist der buntscheckige Sohn eines englischen Wanderdruckers. Das Schicksal spannt sie zusammen und schickt sie nach Amerika, wo ein jeder alles werden kann. In einem wilden Parforceritt lernt das ungleiche Paar neue Lektionen in Liebe, Kunst und freiem Unternehmertum. Peter Careys Roman sprüht vor Witz und Fabulierlust; er ist eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben.


Multicultural Health

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ISBN: 9781449643737
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Number of pages: 405
Author: Assistant Professor Nursing and Health Science California State University East Bay Lois Ritter
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

Download and read online Multicultural Health in PDF and EPUB Multicultural Health serves as a comprehensive guide for healthcare workers in any cultural community. By focusing on differences in cultural beliefs about health and illness and models for cross-cultural health and communication, this text helps students and professionals learn effective ways to implement health promotion programs and program evaluation across cultures.


Die H lfte des Himmels

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ISBN: 3406606385
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 359
Author: Nicholas D. Kristof
Publisher: C.H.Beck

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Health Literacy in Primary Care

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ISBN: 0826101070
Release Date: 2007-04-21
Number of pages: 312
Author: Gloria G. Mayer, RN, EdD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Download and read online Health Literacy in Primary Care in PDF and EPUB Designated a Doody's Core Title! At the intersection of health care delivery and practice there lies a large area of patient care with no manual: how to provide the best care to patients who have a critically low level of comprehension and literacy. Because all patients play a central role in the outcome of their own health care, competent health care becomes almost impossible for caregivers when the boundary of low literary skills is present. In a concise and well-written format you will learn: Common myths about low literacy Examples of low health care literacy How to recognize patients with low literacy Strategies to help patients with low literacy and reduce medical errors Cultural issues in health literacy Ways to create a patient-friendly office environment How to improve patient communication Guidelines to target and overcome common problems practitioners encounter This clear, well written book is packed with examples and tips and will serve as a much needed guide for primary care providers, nurse practitioners, hospital administrators, and others who are looking for ways to improve their communication with patients and provide the most beneficial health care to their low-literacy patients.


The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

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ISBN: 9780199986644
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Number of pages: 488
Author: Douglas E. Christie
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Blue Sapphire of the Mind in PDF and EPUB "There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.