Tag: culture

Blog Posts (6)

February 13, 2017

For Want of a Letter…

If one were seeking to transform our culture, he would aim for approving proclamations from officials to codify his desired belief system. The example that comes easily to mind is the President, which would then mean, of course, the Executive Branch of the federal government. Next, perhaps, would be the judicial system. Even more demonstrative of transformation would be the official policy of the US... // Read More »
November 14, 2016

Filling the Vacuum: Immigration, Health Policy and Latino Leadership in Medicine

By Jacob Begres and Orlando Sola “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” -Donald […]
November 10, 2016

Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl, a poem by Guadalupe Garcia McCall

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR This poem is metaphorically from the cutting room floor, meaning that it was cut from the original manuscript for my novel-in-verse, Under the Mesquite.  My editor at Lee & Low Books, Emily Hazel, and I both agreed that given the nature of the manuscript, our intended audience, and the gentle […]
April 21, 2015

What about Babci?

Each post this week serves a dual purpose: an exploration of the topic at hand as well as a re-introduction to big ideas this blog will be grappling with. 


My Polish grandmother (aka Babci) regularly sends me cards on the holidays. Often there is a check in there with instructions for me to “get myself a [...]

April 20, 2015

Should I buy an Apple Watch?

Each post this week serves a dual purpose: an exploration of the topic at hand as well as a re-introduction to big ideas this blog will be grappling with. 

Whether or not I should buy an Apple Watch doesn’t seem to be a question of ethics, right? It’s a question about a little computer I strap [...]

March 6, 2015

Understanding the Latino Patient with Cancer

by Beatriz Lorena Hurtado, Bioethics Program Alumna (MSBioethics 2014) As a Latina working in healthcare I have always felt the responsibility to provide education about my culture, and to clarify cultural differences and misconceptions. It is always surprising to witness how eliminating misconceptions eventually translates into an increase in patient satisfaction, and less apprehension about […]

Published Articles (1)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 8 Issue 11 - Nov 2008

Review of L. Prograis and E. Pellegrino, eds., African American Bioethics: Culture, Race, and Identity

News (1)

September 20, 2012 8:38 pm

Can Female Genital Mutilation Be Surgically Undone? (Time)

As a young child Aïssa could not understand how she could conjure up such horrific images. No one had ever explained to Aïssa what her parents had allowed to take place. “All I could remember was being in a bath full of blood,” she says grimacing. “I thought I had made it all up in my head”. Like millions of women all over the world, Aïssa was a victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) – her clitoris was cut off, and her labia sewn up, all before she could even talk.