'We can work it out' should be motto in addressing conflicting cultural beliefs

August 2007
Patient Education Management;Aug2007, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p85
Academic Journal
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Both language and cultural issues pose challenges to hospitals seeking to deliver safe, effective care. With this in mind, The Joint Commission has begun to focus on ways to overcome barriers in these two areas. Last month, in our two-part series on communication, we addressed the use of interpreters. This month we look at ways to bridge cultural differences for better patient outcomes.


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