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September 29, 2008

What would you do?

A true story: An elderly Vietnamese woman collapses and is rushed to the hospital. There she is told that she needs to have a blood work-up. She agrees to have her blood draw but after insists that they put it back into her after they run the tests. She speaks some English and so the nurses and doctors try to explain the situation. Some of the doctors jokingly allude there could be some sort of underlying psychiatric situation. Would you send the blood out for testing or not? What are the intercultural conflicts at work in this situation? We'll talk in class and you will learn what the real out come was.

September 17, 2008


What is HIPAA? How do you think it has changed medicine? What role will it play in your future career? Also, what is it?

September 8, 2008

Gardasil....One Less?

As you all probably know the new HPV vaccine is out and there is serious debate as to if girls should be given the vaccine, when and what should they be told...what does your group (coming from the perspective of your various fields) think?

September 3, 2008


As I introduce you to the course I would like all of you to introduce yourselves to your peers. Who are you, where to you come from, why are you here, what do you care about, and if you are a "coke," "soda," or "pop" person are all good ways to start this post. After you post take a look at least five other people's posts.