"Stupid! Who Me?" - The Prism of Race and Class

  • My Thu Chiem University of Washington, School of Social Work

Abstract

The following narrative is based on an experience that took place 17 years ago when the author came face to face with the prejudice, inhumanity, and arrogance of the medical profession while accompanying her father to a doctor's visit. The incident impacted the author so significantly that it led her to a career as a medical social worker, where she witnessed the challenges reflugee seniors faced as they negotiated the medical system. The author has since become an advocate for social and policy change to improve health service access for low-income elder refugees.

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