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Unformatted text preview: How did the Merced doctors interpret her condition? How has this condition been interpreted in other eras of Western history? How did the Lee family feel about Western bio-medicine (several examples, such as blood sampling, or surgery)? Describe the differences in duties and obligations between a txiv neeb and a doctor. How did the Merced medical community view the Hmong? How have some Western medical practitioners adapted to Hmong belief systems? Language & Communication Describe the problems of communication between Hmong and Americans. What are the implications of this in a hospital setting? How did these problems of communication affect Lia and her treatment? Religion Describe Hmong beliefs, especially regarding spirits and souls. How does this intersect with their attitudes towards illness and health? What is a soul-calling ritual? How does it work?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ANTH 146 at San Jose State University .