gremmels quot the clinic

In his brief essay, Gremmels tells of an experience where his theoretical/medical knowledge wasn’t enough to help him with his young patient. He had to also be able to deal with his patient as a person, an individual – a product of environment & situation.

When you’ve finished reading the piece, consider this question:

  • Gremmels writes, “A professor teaching our physical diagnosis class told us we should know 80% of the cases coming before us by hearing the history alone” (92). How does such teaching affect the medical profession’s understanding of its patients? How does this view represent a reliance on Cultural Competency as opposed to Cultural Humility

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