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Week 7: No Apparent Distress: Narratives of Socioeconomic Inequity

February 27- No Apparent Distress: Narratives of Socioeconomic Inequity

+Cultural Intelligence Workshop with Dr. Duane T. Loynes Sr. Part 2

*Rachel Pearson, No Apparent Distress (pgs 94-163)

*Nakisa Sadeghi, Through the Eyes of the Interpreter

Optional reading about ‘poor historian’: *Steven Server and Samuel Schotland, It’s time to retire ‘poor historian’ from clinicians’ vocabularies.

Write about something that struck you in this week’s excerpt of No Apparent Distress.

This week, we were joined by Dr. Loynes to complete our workshop on cultural intelligence. We explored our assessments and reflected on how our results compared to other racial groups within the US and even other cultures around the world.

We brainstormed what childhood experiences might affect health outcomes, then learned about Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs). We made a list of what we would imagine might be factor into Adverse Community Environments. We then talked briefly about Trauma-Informed Care and how we might standardize trauma-informed approaches in healthcare. Afterwards, we discussed in two groups the pros, cons, and ways we could change medical education anatomy practices and student-run free clinics to ensure that these are more equitable to donors and patients from lower socioeconomic statuses.

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