Tag: Cultural competence

The Limits of Warmth: Cultural Adaptation and the Politics of Temperature in a Bolivian Hospital by Gabriela Elisa Morales

Gabriela Elisa Morales , December 1st, 2020

In the small municipal hospital in the Bolivian highland town of Machacamarca (a pseudonym), the chilly air of the Andes seeps into the building, traveling through the thin…


Case studies in social medicine: a review by Joshua Franklin

Joshua Franklin , March 24th, 2020

Case Studies in Social Medicine is a new series in the New England Journal of Medicine that began in 2018 and concluded in March of 2020, totaling 15 brief…


Vigilance as coping, vigilance as injury by Michelle Munyikwa

Michelle Munyikwa , March 6th, 2019

If I were asked for a definition of myself, I would say that I am one who waits; I investigate my surroundings, I interpret everything in terms of…


Defining “Social Justice” at the Academic Medical Center by Marco A. Ramos

Marco A. Ramos , January 31st, 2018

I am delighted to contribute to this series on the Critical Histories and Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence Conference. As captured by the submissions published here…