Posts by: obrienry

Famine in Somalia

The people of Somalia are going through what is thought to be the worst drought in sixty years, it has destroyed a vast amount of crops and has left around twelve million people at risk of starving. According to the…

Post- Partum Depression

Post- partum depression is a type of depression that new mothers or fathers can have after the birth of a child. The symptoms include changes in relationships, lack of sleep, and worry about ones ability as a parent. It was…

Hwa-Byung in North Korea

The actual meaning of Hwa-Byung is “anger disease”, and it is a cultural bound syndrome that is related to anger within Korea. This is thought of as chronic anger that has been suppressed over a period of time. It is…

A Shaman for the Soul

I’ve chosen to reflect on the article about the Shaman healing process within hospitals. In Merced, California at Mercy Medical Center they are adopting a new form of healing, a sort of spiritual healing. They recognize the cultural role of…

Becoming American

On the health equity quiz I ended up getting 5 out of 10 correct. I think one of the statistics I found most surprising about the quiz was that in regards to life expectancy the United States only ranked 29th…

Infertility

My definition of health is the physical state that the body or mind is in. If the body is suffering from a disease or ailment that prohibits it from functioning properly, that is considered to be an illness. The deciding…