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Dr. Carlos Gonzales featured in "Eagle Feathers for Your Journey: Cultures Differ As Death Approaches" by Connie Cone Sexton, New America Media

Increasing sensitivity to cultural views is a focus at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, says Carlos Gonzales, MD, associate professor in the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Gonzales tries to have the message hit home before students begin working with patients one on one. In August, he gathers second-year students in a large room for a traditional Native American ceremony to bless them and the bodies they dissected months before. The ceremony, says Dr. Gonzales, a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe and Mexican descent, helps "cleanse them of negative energy, so they go have a good start to their second year."  (Click here to read the full article at the New America Media website)


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