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ETHICS IN MEDICINE   University of Washington School of Medicine

Cross-cultural Issues and Diverse Beliefs

Case 2

A 23-year-old Navajo man has injured his leg after a fall. He presents to the emergency room of the reservation hospital where he is complaining of pain. His leg appears to be broken. The man requests that you call a medicine man before doing anything further.

Should you find a medicine man? Should you proceed with treatment?


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