Cultural Aspects of Medicine

Skutt Student Center, Room 105

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Although we often think of medicine as being a ‘culture free’ body of knowledge and practice, in fact culture strongly impacts the practice and forms of medical care delivery throughout the world. Considering cultural specifics can help us to understand how different communities conceptualize and respond to health and disease.

Dr. Nasir, MD is professor at Creighton’s School of Medicine and Chair of its Department of Family Medicine. He also serves as a family medicine physician at Alegent Creighton clinics. Before coming to Creighton, he spent 17 years as a professor at the UNMC and was Acting Chair of the Department of Medical Education and Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the United Arab Emirates University. He is editor and co-author of “Caring for Arab Patients: A Biopsychosocial Approach,” which presents a framework, informed by medical anthropology, for health care professionals and organizations to provide adequate medical care to patients of Arab descent.

Contact Info

Angela Batson
(402) 280-2837

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