Actions speak louder than words

Paddock, Michael; O'Neil, Bernadette; Holwell, Andy
October 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/4/2008, Vol. 337 Issue 7673, p819
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the population of Great Britain who are profoundly deaf and the daily challenges they face when attempting to communicate with health care professionals. The impact the ineffective communication is having on the deaf person's ability to access and receive adequate health care is discussed. The need for interpreters who can sign and are well versed in medical terminology is discussed.


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