Accommodating diversity in aged care
There were some suggestions as to why Kuru was spreading, that it was by ceremonial cannibalism, which seemed too ridiculous to believe at first, but turned out to be true. I am not really sure if it is for everyone’s benefit. I think as well as engaging patients, the issue with stereotyping could be resolved too.
The nearest hospital to my community is the Fort Vermilion hospital.Stories like this are nothing new when it comes to the people in my community.I remember hearing about Brian Sinclair in the news.Again, like Aboriginal people, the poor Mexicans, some of them Indigenous people, are stereotyped because of race. Sanjeet Salujah and Sachin Jain talked about their experiences with patients who discriminated against them. Me, personally, I prefer to see professionals, whether it’s doctors or other professionals, who are a visible minority! I am a visible minority too, and in a way, I like to think I know how they feel about being discriminated against, because of race. I guess what I am trying to say is, with these podcasts and the books on , Fore woman and children (boys and girls) were getting sick and dying. What about if people like Brian Sinclair and Sandy Mock don’t have that adviser speaking for them?The Mexican government set up programs for the people, gave information to help them, provided limited supplies of medications, but also, stereotyped them, and used those stereotypes to decide which patients to give the medications to, and which not. It was a terrible disease, and a big mystery, so anthropologists as well as doctors went in to try and figure out why this was happening. The Fore were convinced it was sorcery, because that was part of their culture. For me, Kingston General Hospital’s system was hard to believe.I remember seeing this poster at a time that I took one of my children in.After that, you could not say anything if you felt you were being mistreated.I grew up in an isolated community in northern Alberta.There is a clinic in the community, staffed by nurses.Sandy Mock’s story about being waved away from two different hospitals while she was having a stroke, because the staff assumed she was drunk, is nothing new.Finally being believed because she was accompanied by non-Aboriginal friends also sounds about right. Marcia De Couteau and her father’s cardiac arrest, and the medical team assuming that it was alcohol-caused, my only thought was: I wish I was there to see all those people‘s faces in the room, when she started giving out orders!