The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down Book Review. A hmong child, her american doctors, and the collision of two cultures (1997) by anne fadiman. This book is unique as it integrates a large number of social and cultural issues while examining the story of a girl with epilepsy.
This book was a required reading in our nutrition counseling class and i’m really thankful for that. The spirit catches you and you fall down: A vivid, deeply felt, and meticulously researched account of the disastrous encounter between two disparate cultures:
Her Parents, Foua And Nao Kao, Believed That The Noise Of The Door Had Caused Her Soul To Flee.
In the 1980s, lia is a young member of merced, california’s hmong population, a group of immigrants and refugees who had previously lived in the highlands of laos. This book is unique as it integrates a large number of social and cultural issues while examining the story of a girl with epilepsy. Author fadiman, anne rating 4 stars = really good review an insightful look at intercultural conflicts in the medical field.
For Lia’s Case, Her Parent’s Presence Culminated With Cultural Beliefs That Became An Obstacle Towards Their Daughter’s Treatment.
Brilliantly reported and beautifully crafted, the spirit catches you and you fall. A hmong child, her american doctors,. Western medicine and eastern spirituality, in this case, of hmong immigrants from laos.
Parents Should Always Be Present Beside Their Children In Times Of Illness For Compassion And Physical Support.
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. A hmong child, her american doctors, and the collision of two cultures. For lia’s case, her parent’s presence culminated with cultural beliefs that became an obstacle towards their daughter’s treatment.
A Vivid, Deeply Felt, And Meticulously Researched Account Of The Disastrous Encounter Between Two Disparate Cultures:
The spirit catches you and you fall down is a work of literary nonfiction that chronicles the life and medical troubles of a young girl named lia lee. It demonstrates how the same events and processes are evaluated differently. Can you think of anything that might have prevented it?
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This book tells the story of lia lee and her family, who emigrated to the united states from laos in 1980. Anne fadiman's phenomenal first book, the spirit catches you and you fall down, brings to life the enduring power of parental love in an impoverished refugee family struggling to protect their seriously ill infant daughter and ancient spiritual traditions from the tyranny of welfare bureaucrats and intolerant medical technocrats.— Macmillan james naas university of new hampshire, durham.