Mike Youngblood

Mike Youngblood is a cultural anthropologist working at the intersection of anthropology and human-centered design. His work explores new ways to apply sociocultural theory and methods to tackle innovation challenges focused on social equity and environmental issues. This is Mike’s “Anthropological Moment,” a story that illustrates the power of ethnography to bring about a positive and practical social impact.

Charlotte Hollands © 2017, [email protected]

Cite as: Hollands, Charlotte. 2018. “Mike Youngblood.” Anthropology News website, February 12, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/AN.766

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Thanks for the comment, Daniel. I understand the sentiment. Just to clarify, the platform isn’t something that caregivers would read during a patient interaction. The knowledge work done by these front-line caregivers is undervalued (unlike MDs and senior healthcare administrators) and their jobs aren’t structured to enable publishing in journals or traveling to conferences. So, the platform is just a cost-efficient and time-efficient way for these caregivers to share their underrepresented knowledge and perspectives with their peers around the country. They’re no more likely to read it during an interaction with a patient than an anthropologist would be to read Anthropology News online during an interview with an informant.

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