Friday, March 28, 2008

Culture and health care delivery

Just read a fascinating article that was published Monday in the Boston Globe entitled "Culture Gap"; an excerpt:

Hinton, speaking in You's native Khmer language, told her to taper off her antipsychotic medications, according to his records, and handed her prescriptions for two other drugs - one to help her sleep, another to control her anxiety attacks. He urged her to continue her traditional Cambodian practices to help "wind" flow.

After regular therapy sessions with Hinton, You's emotions stabilized. And she trusted these words from him: You're not going to die from your neck vessels bursting.

Click here to read the article.

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