Address language and cultural diversity or risk miscommunication, poor care

November 2010
Same-Day Surgery;Nov2010, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p121
Academic Journal
The article discusses the importance of having hospitals and other medical facilities develop the ability to address language barriers and cultural diversity. A discussion of several U.S. hospitals that have made adaptations, including translation services, to accommodate foreign speaking patients, is presented. Miscommunication and poor patient care which can result from language barriers is discussed.


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