Book Review #2- “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down”
Chapters 4-6 According to chapter 4 in the book, what perceptions of American physicians may have affected Hmong refugees’ ability to feel that they could trust the American health care system? How did Dwight Conquergood make some headway in working to promote public health among Hmong refugees at Ban Vanai camp? How may some of the negative perceptions of Foua and Nao Kao by staff affected how they cared for Lia and her family? How did you find yourself feeling about Foua and Nao Kao’s continual “noncompliance” with Lia’s medication regimen? Describe how Merced’s public health department effectively handled a public health situation regarding a Hmong family raising rats in the home and how could this communication have easily broken down?