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A Little Medicine, a Little Neeb for Qaug Dab Peg
When parents apply religious or cultural beliefs concerning spiritual healing, faith healing, or preference for prayer over traditional health care for children, concerns develop. This dilemma is unraveled in Anne Fadiman 's true story, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, where the study of cross cultural medicine holds a significant value in all profession. The book chronicles the vast cultural differences between mainstream Americans and the Hmong, and how language and cultural barriers affected Lia 's treatment. To understand the Lees we really need to understand the Hmong culture.
Personally, as a Hmong American, I have always felt caught between two worlds trying to figure
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Therefore, I need to acknowledge and understand the concept of compromise for a little medicine and a little neeb from both perspectives. After assessing the Lee family, such as building rapport, creating an eco map, a family chronology and a genogram, discovering the strengths the family posses and developing a hypothesis of what is the issue, my initial session with the Lees is to develop a contract for service. In order to carry out a contract with the family, workers must establish a relationship with the family members and must find out about the individuals in the family as well as about the family as an entity. (S.S.G., 2011) This contract does not overlook the possible involvement of family members, friends, or helpers who aren’t present. Also, it leaves room to negotiate a treatment that acknowledges the family’s goals and specifies the framework for structuring treatment. (Nichols and Schwartz, 2007)
When we talk about the Child Protective Services, I plan to implement the Solution Based Casework model to help guide me and the Lees in making sure Lia Lee does not become “Government Property.” Its three basic goals are to develop a partnership with the family, focus on pragmatic everyday family life tasks and promote specific prevention skills tied to the family’s tasks. (Byrd, (2012) Which I would use the solution focused approach, the family
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