A Fundamental Prejudice

A Fundamental Prejudice


Ann Cooley

Fall 2006 - Volume 10 Number 3


The Ethnographic Interview The Presenting Situation

Jane Doe is a 33-year-old Caucasian female who was born in a small farming community. She came into clinic on her own to discuss continued irregularity of her menstrual periods after the birth of her last child. An interview was conducted prior to examination as part of a routine new patient history. Mrs Doe sat cross-legged on the exam table throughout the interview. She also fidgeted with her necklace constantly.

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