Global perspectives on patients
- By: Adrián González Aguirre, Chibuzo Odigwe, Elissa Altin, Mirza Muminovic, Sanjit Bagchi, Irina Haivas, Cèsar Eduardo Wong Alcázar
Doctors and patients relate to each other differently in different cultures. Here seven medical students from around the globe share their insights
Scattered on these two pages are seven words for “patient.” On the next two pages are seven languages. Match up the right words to the right languages and you could win £50 ($80; ¤70) of amazon.com vouchers. Web readers: it's not easy to scatter words on the web so they are collected here in a box.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answers (such as paciente is Spanish, so the answer would be C7), and your name, year of study, University and country by 24 July. We'll pick three winners at random from all those with the right answers and let you know who has won in September's journal.
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