The “Battle” of Managing Language Barriers in Health Care

@article{Steinberg2016TheO,
  title={The “Battle” of Managing Language Barriers in Health Care},
  author={Emma M Steinberg and Doris Valenzuela-Araujo and Joseph S. Zickafoose and Edith C. Kieffer and Lisa R DeCamp},
  journal={Clinical Pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={55},
  pages={1318 - 1327}
}
Providing safe and high-quality health care for children whose parents have limited English proficiency (LEP) remains challenging. Reports of parent perspectives on navigating language discordance in health care are limited. We analyzed portions of 48 interviews focused on language barriers from 2 qualitative interview studies of the pediatric health care experiences of LEP Latina mothers in 2 urban US cities. We found mothers experienced frustration with health care and reported suboptimal… CONTINUE READING
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