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Saudi Patients and Health Care Providers

Divergent Perceptions of Illnesses and Their Symptoms

Mohamed Harakati, Faissal Shaheen, Hani Tamim, Saadi Taher, Adel Al. Qublan, and Abdulla Al Sayyari

This cross-sectional survey study analyses the degree of concordance between Saudi patients and their nurses and physicians in four areas: (1) perceived causation of diseases and drivers of cure, (2) symptom ranking and perception, (3) views on social habits and traditional medicine, and (4) assessment of health care providers' empathy. The doctors and nurses were asked to predict their patients' responses to the survey. Significant divergence was found between the patients' responses and the health care providers' predictions. Cultural and background differences between the two groups, as well as a large educational gap, might account for this disparity. Such discordance could conceivably lead to wrong diagnoses being made, due to the different levels of importance that patients and doctors accord to symptoms.

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Exposed Intimacies

Clinicians on the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ellen Block

COVID-19 is novel in its breadth, severity, long incubation period, the risk of asymptomatic transmission, and the many uncertainties surrounding the new disease. Health-care providers fear being infected and acting as inadvertent vectors of

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Josiane Tantchou

The aim of this study was (a) to use anthropological research tools to produce a thorough description of health providers' working conditions in a low-income country; (b) sketch the impact of a specific dimension of the national HIV/AIDS programme on this environment and (c) sketch the existence and examine the extent of burnout among health workers. We conducted intensive fieldwork in a large public hospital in one major town of the far-north region. We relied on three research tools: observations, in-depth interviews and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). The data were analysed manually. We found a working environment characterised by an acute lack of equipment, lack of recognition and equity, lack of community and fairness, and value conflict, all of which are factors implicated in burnout. This was exacerbated by the implementation of a psychosocial dimension in care for people with HIV/AIDS, which created exclusion and reinforced feelings of unfairness. However, despite their challenging working environment, health-care providers were not 'burned out', leading us to suggest that burnout is a syndrome of 'rigid' working environments, as opposed to 'porous' working environments.

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Ebola and Accusation

Gender and Stigma in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response

Olive Melissa Minor

perceptions, experiences and roles of community leaders, health-care providers, religious leaders, EVD survivors and quarantined families in the Ebola response. FGDs with CHC members, youth groups, women’s groups and men’s groups (organised by their village or

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Redefining Representation

Black Trans and Queer Women’s Digital Media Production

Moya Bailey

achieving Racial and Gender Justice.” 3 They set out to create a health guide that would help brown bois advocate for better health outcomes for themselves when interacting with health care providers, friends, and family. Aptly titled Freeing Ourselves: A

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Joel W. Abdelmoez, Lucia Volk, and Marcia C. Inhorn

need translators and culturally sensitive health care providers, and their needs may meet significant barriers to access to care. 6. Care: Beyond healthcare, anthropologists have examined issues of care and caregiving, not only on the part of local

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Sanctuary City Organizing in Canada

From Hospitality to Solidarity

David Moffette and Jennifer Ridgley

Care Providers, Access to Social Goods, and Immigration Status .” In Negotiating Non-Citizenship: Precarious Legal Status in Canada , ed. L. Goldring and P. Landolt , 221 – 237 . Toronto : University of Toronto Press . Walia , Harsha

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Michael Miller, Paul V. Dutton, and Laura Hobson Faure

, non-combatant army, without which the first could not have long survived: 168,000 physicians, surgeons, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and other health care providers who literally enabled the war to continue. They treated in hospital 15 million

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Empowering or impoverishing through credit

Small-scale producers and the Plan Chontalpa in Tabasco, Mexico

Gisela Lanzas and Matthew Whittle

government officials, local university professors, health care providers, teachers, sugarcane producers and their families, mill workers, and sugarcane associations’ leaders. Nonetheless, most of the data gathered came from person-centered interviews about

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Unexpected Intimacies

An Exploration of the Physician–Patient Relationship during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Kelly Colas

‘moral economy’ applied to biomedicine during the time of COVID-19 is helpful in illustrating the shifting role of health-care providers. Without clear medical treatments, constantly changing public health recommendations, and the absence of family and