Alexi Martin Annotations

What three points, details or references from the text did you follow up on to advance your understanding of the complexities of emergency response?

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:22pm

Three points from the article that I looked up was the familial relationships in middle eastern countries, how mental illness is viewed in eastern european countries, and the cultural aspects of a Turkish family.

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Can you learn anything from the article or report’s bibliography that tells us something about how the article or report was produced?

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:20pm

The article does not have a bibliography listed, however as most of the infromation is first hand accoutns. The taking of these histories must have given the author a new perspective on his profession.

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Where has this article or report been referenced or discussed?

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:19pm

The article has been referenced in articles that give perspectives of how culture can affect a medical diagnosis. This article was published in 1994 so it was hard to find references on the article.

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How (if at all) is emergency response addressed in the article or report?

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:19pm

Emergency response is not discussed in this article, however if these people had imediate attention after the intial event they had experienced they may not still be suffereing from seizure disorders.

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What were the methods, tools and/or data used to produce the claims or arguments made in the article or report?

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:17pm

The methods and data used to produce the findings is a random collection of narratives from vairous genders, ages, adn walks of life. The only thing they all have in common is a history of seizure disorders. The string that ties them all together allows the author to analyze how a narrative of illness can affect a diagnosis or a familial realtionship

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What three (or more) quotes capture the message of the article or report?

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:15pm

" The story does what no theorem can quite do. It may not be  'like the real life' in the superficial sense; but it sets before us an image of what reality may well be like in some central region."

" in many cases, the actors were still engaged in the story, vs a quest for a cure - in imagining alternative outcomes, evaluating the potential meanings of the past and seeking treatments"

"The diverse accounts of the illness in these narratives represnet attentative plots, a telling of the story in different ways each implying a different story of efficacy and a possiblity of an alternative ending of the story."

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Describe at least three ways that the argument is supported.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:10pm

The article is supported through investigation of what the author thinks the person may have, the narrative of the seizures from the patient and the family and analyzed the information, overall supports the article.

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What are the main findings or arguments presented in the article?

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:09pm

The main findings in the article is that illness cannot always be black or white sometimes there is shades of gray. This is described through the way the author chose to study and publish seizure disorders in Turkey. He recorded the history of events via a narrative. This was the stories are moer beautiful and detailed. While there may be bias, the 'narratives' describe their lives, a story that can be described across a language barrier.

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Who are the authors, where do they work, and what are their areas of expertise? How is the author professionally situated in respect to emergency response? Note any other publications/research foci that are of relevance to the DSTS Network.

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 7:02pm

The author is Byron Good, he is an American medical anthropologist studying mental illness at Harvard University . His work focuses on mental illness in Asian and Indonesian socities.

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