Confronting “Culture” in Medicine's “Culture of No Culture”

@article{Taylor2003ConfrontingI,
  title={Confronting “Culture” in Medicine's “Culture of No Culture”},
  author={J. Taylor},
  journal={Academic Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={78},
  pages={555–559}
}
  • J. Taylor
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Academic Medicine
  • The author presents reflections from medical anthropology on the institutional culture of medicine and medical education, which sees itself as a “culture of no culture” and which systematically tends to foster static and essentialist conceptions of “culture” as applied to patients. Even though requirements designed to address cultural competence are increasingly incorporated into medical school curricula, medical students as a group may be forgiven for failing to take these very seriously as… CONTINUE READING
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