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Maureen Mayhew Book Launch: Hand on my Heart

Join Clinical Faculty Dr. Maureen Mayhew at SPPH to celebrate the launch of her recent book, “Hand on My Heart: Awakening in Afghanistan” where Dr. Mayhew juxtaposes her experiences of Afghanistan as a foreign, female  physician with her personal journey of questioning who she is as a  professional woman in the 21st century. As she travels from one remote  outpost to another, sharing cups of tea in secret, muddling through  language barriers, and brokering trust with her patients, she finds her  Western beliefs challenged and makes sense of her own struggles with  gender roles. With curiosity and tenderness, Mayhew reflects on moments  of disorientation, fear, wonder and joy. Hand on My Heart is a moving account that takes readers on an uncharted path into the mysteries of the human heart.

Dr. Mayhew has practiced cross-cultural medicine and public health since 1988 serving immigrants, refugees, Inuit, Metis and First Nations in Canada and abroad. 

Doors open at 6:40pm PST. E-mail us at spph.communications@ubc.ca to RSVP.

Visit Dr. Mayhew’s website here to learn more about her work.


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