Culture and Medicine

An amazing insight into the way different cultures treat diseases differently!


People come to doctors for help. Pain is one of the main reasons people turn to healthcare professionals. They seek relief, rehabilitation and a listening ear. But do I express pain in the same way as you? If I suffer from a headache, I may be more inclined to sleep it off than a friend who will search for the paracetamol. We all know that stoic amongst our friends; the one who shows no emotion and rarely appears to be phased by anything. Everyone has their own way of dealing with pain and distress, and culture is its biggest influence.

Culture defines how a person views themselves, their relationships and the things that are important in their life (Kleinman and Benson 2006). It can affect how we dress, what we eat and even what occupation we go into. It has been suggested that individualists make judgments about happiness based on recent…

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4 thoughts on “Culture and Medicine

  1. Wow! I had a little trouble placing you. You were in terna, 04 batch, right? Anyway, this is a really good short story. Suspense, drama, thriller. Ek dum hatke! I have come across very few writers who can narrate in easy words and make this big an impact on the reader. Awesomeness! 🙂

    • Haha.. I’m quite an introvert you see.. not a very popular figure wherever I go.. yup, batch of 2004!
      Thanks for reading and the glowing praise.
      I am but an amateur and intend to remain so! (helps me explore every aspect)..

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