The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, a…


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia’s parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman’s…


The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down

ISBN 10 : 1429931116
ISBN 13 : 9781429931113

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 ..


Hmong American Concepts Of Health Healing And Conventional Medicine

ISBN 10 : 0415944953
ISBN 13 : 9780415944953

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 o..


Hmong American Concepts Of Health

ISBN 10 : 9781135944391
ISBN 13 : 1135944393

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 o..


Health Literacy In Primary Care

ISBN 10 : 0826101070
ISBN 13 : 9780826101075

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 pa..


Local Childhoods Global Issues

ISBN 10 : 9781447305835
ISBN 13 : 1447305833

This volume considers the problems caused by poverty, social inequality, ill-health and violence and emphasises that these are challenges for children everywhere, not just those in..


The Blue Sapphire Of The Mind

ISBN 10 : 9780199986644
ISBN 13 : 0199986649

"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..


Sense And Stigma In The Gospels

ISBN 10 : 9780191667480
ISBN 13 : 019166748X

The senses are used within New Testament texts as instruments of knowledge and power and thus constitute important mediators of cultural knowledge and experience. Likewise, those i..


The Business Of Medical Practice

ISBN 10 : 9780826105769
ISBN 13 : 0826105769

Praise for the previous edition: "This comprehensive multi-authored text contains over 450 pages of highly specific and well-documented information that will be interest to physici..


101 Things To Do With Spare Moments On The Ward

ISBN 10 : 9781118306505
ISBN 13 : 1118306503

Here are 101* of the best ideas to make the most effective use of your time on the ward. Over 250 contributors, including students, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and therapists fro..


Blinded By Humanity

ISBN 10 : 9780857738066
ISBN 13 : 0857738062

Martin Barber was a senior UN official and has extensive experience in humanitarian affairs and peace operations - both at UN Headquarters and in the field. His last UN post before..


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