Japsimran Kaur

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Japsimran: Week 4 Oaxaca Reflection

by on August 4, 2017 6:40 pm
Our final week in Oaxaca was very different from the previous three weeks for me. This week, I volunteered at Centro de Esperanza Infantil. At first, I was unsure of what we would be doing during our volunteer hours there. On the first day, we helped to cut paper into 8.5in by 11in sheets and… Read more Japsimran: Week 4 Oaxaca Reflection

Japsimran: Week 3 Oaxaca Reflection

by on July 17, 2017 3:14 pm
During week three in Oaxaca, I shadowed at the Centro de Salud in Lomas de San Jacinto. For all three days, I shadowed Dr. Cipriano. During these three days, we saw patients who were coming for their pregnancy check-ups, individuals managing diabetes and/or hypertension, and those with fevers or some other suspected infections as well.… Read more Japsimran: Week 3 Oaxaca Reflection

Japsimran: Week 2 Oaxaca Reflection

by on July 3, 2017 1:38 am
From Tuesday to Thursday this past week, I shadowed at Hospital Civil with Carolyn and Ilya. We had a chance to see Lactante, a care unit for babies who are unable to eat for a variety of reasons, adult emergency, and a hysterectomy in the surgery department. I felt very privileged to be able to… Read more Japsimran: Week 2 Oaxaca Reflection

Japsimran: Week 1 Oaxaca Reflection

by on June 26, 2017 12:28 am
The first week in Oaxaca has had its ups and downs but overall has been an incredible experience. It took some adjusting to get used to the layout of the city, the meal times, speaking and hearing Spanish for a majority of the day, and many other aspects of life in Oaxaca. But one week in,… Read more Japsimran: Week 1 Oaxaca Reflection

Japsimran: Week 8 Reflection

by on June 1, 2017 10:16 pm
It was incredibly moving to meet Seth Holmes and the family from Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States. I am grateful that they came to visit our class and were open to sharing their experiences with us. Even though I could not understand everything that was said in Spanish, I still feel like I… Read more Japsimran: Week 8 Reflection

Japsimran: Week 6 Reflection

by on May 16, 2017 11:52 pm
Last week, we discussed cultural humility and cultural competency, especially with relationship to the health professionals. I had not heard of these terms before but was somewhat familiar with the general concept. It was very important for us to create a distinction between cultural competence and cultural humility. Cultural competence calls for individuals to have… Read more Japsimran: Week 6 Reflection

Japsimran: Week 5 Reflection

by on May 11, 2017 11:12 pm
During this week’s discussion, we learned about the community based research conducted by last year’s Oaxaca class with The Wellness Living Laboratory at Stanford. This research involved learning how individuals in Oaxaca defined wellbeing and what components of their lives affected their wellbeing the most. Understanding what influences the wellbeing of the communities in Oaxaca will… Read more Japsimran: Week 5 Reflection

Japsimran: Week 4 Reflection

by on May 1, 2017 3:28 am
When looking back at the notes from last week’s discussion, I was shocked to see some of the statistics. I was particularly surprised to learn that 38% of maternal deaths in 2005 occurred within the home 12% of maternal deaths in that year occurred on the way to the hospital. Another statistic reveals that maternal… Read more Japsimran: Week 4 Reflection

Japsimran: Week 3 Reflection

by on April 24, 2017 2:24 am
Since I am mostly familiar with the United States healthcare system, it was extremely interesting to learn about the healthcare system in Mexico. To be honest, I can’t say that I understood every aspect of this system. It varied so drastically from the United States system that at times in class, that I was unable… Read more Japsimran: Week 3 Reflection

Japsimran: Week 2 Reflection

by on April 17, 2017 5:28 am
During last week’s class, I was inspired by our discussion about the assets and advantages that help migrants adapt. Too often, we fail to realize that even those living in extremely difficult conditions have accepted their circumstances and learned to make the most of them. Migrant workers face many challenges and hardships on a daily… Read more Japsimran: Week 2 Reflection

Japsimran's Introduction

by on April 8, 2017 11:36 pm
Hi everyone! My name is Japsimran and I am a junior at Stanford. I was born in India but have lived in Columbia, Maryland since sixth grade. At Stanford, I am majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in International Maternal and Child Health. Because of my concentration, I have been taking a lot of classes… Read more Japsimran's Introduction