Cultural differences in medical communication: a review of the literature.

  title={Cultural differences in medical communication: a review of the literature.},
  author={Barbara Schouten and Ludwien Meeuwesen},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={64 1-3},
OBJECTIVE Culture and ethnicity have often been cited as barriers in establishing an effective and satisfying doctor-patient relationship. The aim of this paper is to gain more insight in intercultural medical communication difficulties by reviewing observational studies on intercultural doctor-patient communication. In addition, a research model for studying this topic in future research is proposed. METHODS A literature review using online databases (Pubmed, Psychlit) was performed… CONTINUE READING

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