Welcome to our blog on medical culture! Our mission for this blog is to share guidance, boost confidence, ponder relevant research, and provide tools for physicians, surgeons, and other medical professionals who find themselves in a wide variety of intercultural contexts such as hospitals, private practice, and global health initiatives.
Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.-P. J. Abdul Kalam
This post will focus on misunderstandings cross-culturally. Everyone at some point will experience a cultural misunderstanding if they interact for a long enough with another country. Most of the time they can be resolved quickly and painlessly. However, there are certain occaisions where more detailed explorations into culture and asumptions. Here are a few tips: … Continue reading Troubleshooting
St.Eustatius also known as Statia is part of the Caribbean Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but English is the “language of everyday life” on the island and education is solely in English. An English based creole is also spoken. Tourism is a big part of the economy , but trade also flourishes in a … Continue reading Sint Eustatiusius(Netherlands)
Here are a few articles of note that were published recently. We have sorted them by date: Terrelonge, Dion N., and Andrew JB Fugard. “Associations between family and clinician ratings of child mental health: A study of UK CAMHS assessments and outcomes.” Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry (2017): 1359104517713240. Wen, Y., L. Yan, and L. … Continue reading Research Roundup: Psychology