The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This book covers the story of Lia Lee, a child of Hmong immigrants diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy, and the cultural conflict that obstructs her treatment. The focus of the book is the importance of cultural competence in the doctor-patient relationship.

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Published on 10/22/2021