Patient Perspectives on Language Discordance During Healthcare Visits: Findings From the Extremely High-Density Multicultural State of Qatar

  title={Patient Perspectives on Language Discordance During Healthcare Visits: Findings From the Extremely High-Density Multicultural State of Qatar},
  author={Huda Abdelrahim and Maha Elnashar and Amal Khidir and Amal Killawi and Maya M. Hammoud and Abdul Latif Al-khal and Michael Derwin Fetters},
  journal={Journal of Health Communication},
  pages={355 - 363}
Reducing language and cultural barriers in healthcare are significant factors in resolving health disparities. Qatar’s rapidly growing multicultural population presents new challenges to the healthcare system. The purpose of this research was to explore patients’ perspectives about language discordance, and the strategies used to overcome language barriers during patients’ visits. Participants were recruited and interviewed from four language groups (Arabic = 24, English = 20, Hindi = 20, and… 
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