As I walked into the HIV/AIDS Alliance office in Hyderabad, India, I met Vijay Nair, Program Manager, Pehchan, who appeared distressed. Shaking my hand, he said it is a ‘black day’ for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in India. I did not immediately grasp what he meant. He explained that the Supreme court of India had rejected a progressive Delhi High court judgement that decriminalised Section 377, an 1861 colonial law banning same-sex behaviour among consenting adults, which is punishable upto 10-years in prison. Instead, the Supreme Court wanted the Indian Parliament to change the law.
This presentation will focus on two main questions:
1. What does it means to be an “active patient?” and
2. How does effective patient-provider communication occur?
To explore these questions, we will examine a detailed interview account from Gina, a young woman living with diabetes, a life-altering and -threatening illness connected to her extremely troubled family medical history. We will use a narrative analysis approach to understand the dynamics underlying Gina’s struggles with her family, her disease, and relationships with her physicians, as a means to illustrating a more general conceptual framework about patienthood and patient-provider communication.
A 50-minute film directed by Ahmed Abid, “The Dreaming Vendors” was screened on Sep. 4 at the CNM Playroom. A panel session was held after the screening with Ahmed and CNM Head and CARE director Prof. Mohan Dutta.
Prof. Dutta interrogates the speech delivered by President Obama to the Syrian people and looks into the nuances and arguments made within the discourse.
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