Epilepsy, Hmong Culture, and Western Medicine
From: Hoang t. Dieu-Hien <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A while back, someone asked about epilepsy in Vietnam on the list. The interview from the following web site is with Ann Fadiman, the author of the book The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. Fadiman spoke of the Hmong beliefs regarding epilepsy, among other things. I wonder if similar beliefs exist among other cultures (including Kinh) in Vietnam?
Whether you are interested in the Hmong beliefs regarding epilepsy, the book is highly recommended. I use it to teach nursing students on the importance of trying to see things from the patients' points of view.
From: Chuck Searcy <email@example.com>