It seems like with each new chapter of “The Spirit Catches You”, we start “getting into the good stuff”. However, in Chapters 5 and 6 of the Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, we really start to get into the meat and potatoes of the book. In Chapter 5, we really begin to seeContinue reading Paternalism?

Stubbornness is bad news in a patient-doctor relationship

In chapters 5, Lia’s epilepsy is becoming more severe and is taking frequent trips to the emergency room. The doctors worked to figure out which medications she should take and the medication regimen became complicated and difficult for Lia’s parents to keep up with. Not only does the language barrier cause problems, but Lia’s parentsContinue reading Stubbornness is bad news in a patient-doctor relationship

Chapters 5 & 6

Chapter 5 was so frustrating to me for so many reasons. Primarily, my frustration was with the way hospital staff perceived the Lee family. Reading the case file notes written by various staff in the hospital throughout the chapter was heartbreaking, because they all wrote Lia’s parents off immediately as stupid, unintelligent, stubborn, even perhapsContinue reading Chapters 5 & 6