MEDICINE IN MEXICO: PREHISPANIC, INSTITUTIONAL & ALTERNATIVE (SUMMER 2017)
August 06th – 20th, 2017 ($ 1,438)
For traditional and alternative healthcare practitioners and students interested in learning about medical practices in Mexico including pre-Hispanic, current institutional and alternative practices. Also for anyone looking for a better understanding of Hispanic populations or anyone who is interested in health issues and terminology in Spanish.
This 2-week program is meant for all those who work in healthcare: nurses and family doctors, alternative healthcare practitioners, as well as specialists and midwives. You will learn about the healthcare system in Mexico and about the way workers are organized. Discussions include social and cultural issues like health and human rights, health and spirituality, cultural beliefs about health, indigenous beliefs and practices, birth control methods, working with contagious illnesses, speaking with Latino patients, talking about domestic violence, the place of elderly or handicapped people in our society, and much more.
* The price of this program includes Spanish classes and room and board with host family; the price does not include transportation costs (airfare) or excursions or personal spending money.