New Documentary Highlights Cultural Miscommunication in Medicine

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<p>A new documentary, "Hold Your Breath," supported in part by The Commonwealth Fund, will air on select public television stations this month. Directed by award-winning filmmaker and physician Maren Grainger-Monsen, the film reveals the clash between ancient Islamic traditions and contemporary Western medicine. It follows a deeply religious Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan with cancer, and his Western medical doctor, as they try to find a common language while there is still time to provide potentially life-saving treatment.<br><br>For more information and for broadcast times, visit the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics Web site at <a href="">http://medethicsfil…;