Language as a barrier to care for Xhosa-speaking patients at a South African paediatric teaching hospital.

@article{Levin2006LanguageAA,
  title={Language as a barrier to care for Xhosa-speaking patients at a South African paediatric teaching hospital.},
  author={Michael E Levin},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 10},
  pages={
          1076-9
        }
}
  • M. Levin
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Medicine
  • South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
BACKGROUND Disease is closely linked to the social context in which we live. Difficulty with communication, cultural incompatibility between patients and health care providers and socioeconomic obstacles are important barriers to quality care when doctors and patients come from different backgrounds and speak different languages. Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital (RCH) is a paediatric teaching hospital in Cape Town where staff members communicate mainly in English or Afrikaans, while… Expand
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