Friday, October 10, 2008
AFSer Geoff: Health Care in Argentina
The attitude towards making a trip to the doctor is so passive here that my host mom actually suggested that I take a trip to the hospital to see the renovations.This attitude also extends to all specialties of medicine.
I read in a New York Times essay that something like 1/3 of children in Buenos Aires go to see a psychologist on a regular basis, and it's not because they're crazy. I can't say this hasn't worn off on me. I have a bad sunburn on my nose and might just make a trip to the dermatologist after I buy a newspaper...Read more.
AFS offers year, semester and summer programs to Argentina. Spots are still available for Spring 2009 Departures to Argentina!