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    The Clash of Medical Civilizations: Experiencing “Primary Care” in a Neoliberal Culture. [REVIEW]Brian McKenna - 2012 - Journal of Medical Humanities 33 (4):255-272.
    An anthropologist describes how he found himself at the vortex of a “clash of medical civilizations:” neoliberalism and the international primary health care movement. His involvement in a $6 million social change initiative in medical education became a basis to unlock the hidden tensions, contradictions and movements within the “primary care” phenomenon. The essay is structured on five ethnographic stories, situated on a continuum from “natural” species-level primary care to “unnatural” neoliberal primary care. Food is an element of all tales. (...)
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    Medical Education for What?: Neoliberal Fascism Versus Social Justice.Brian McKenna - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Humanities:1-16.
    In her 2018 book, What the Eyes Don’t See, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha wrote that it is the duty of doctors to speak out against injustice. In fact, no other physician or institution in Flint had done the research and spoken out, as a whistleblower, against the poisoning of Flint’s children by Michigan government. Why had Dr. Hannah-Attisha? Unfortunately, in the absence of a medical education system that teaches community-oriented primary health care in the tradition of the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration, (...)
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