A new language in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Anurag Bhargava Yenepoya Medical College
Keywords: Culture, Diversity, Language, Narrative medicine, Medical humanities

Abstract

India is a multiethnic, multicultural and multilingual nation. A chance encounter with a new language in the ICU led to a realisation of the language and the unique culture of a peopleĀ  who are on the margins of Indian society, but may have well been India's first internationalists.

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Published
2018-12-02
How to Cite
Bhargava, A. (2018). A new language in the Intensive Care Unit. Research & Humanities in Medical Education, 5, 69-71. Retrieved from https://www.rhime.in/ojs/index.php/rhime/article/view/193
Section
Narrative Medicine