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Alyssa Petroski

Alyssa PetroskiCultural Concerns: Karen Refugees and the Biomedical

This project seeks to examine the varying difficulties that arise when the westernized view of health and medicine come into conflict with the beliefs of Karen refugees in Utica, NY. Through research methods, which vary from written surveys to focus groups, information on the kinds of problems that are commonly encountered will be accumulated. The end product of this research will be an informational pamphlet summarizing common misconceptions, misunderstandings and predicaments in the hopes of reducing them in the future.