The Use of Spanish Language Skills by Physicians and Nurses: Policy Implications for Teaching and Testing

@article{Diamond2011TheUO,
  title={The Use of Spanish Language Skills by Physicians and Nurses: Policy Implications for Teaching and Testing},
  author={MPH Lisa C. Diamond and CM Delphine S. Tuot and MAS Leah S. Karliner},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  pages={117-123}
}
Language barriers present a substantial communication challenge in the hospital setting. To describe how clinicians with various levels of Spanish language proficiency work with interpreters or their own Spanish skills in common clinical scenarios. Survey of physicians and nurses who report ever speaking Spanish with patients on a general medicine hospital floor. Spanish proficiency rated on a 5-point scale, self-reported use of specific strategies (own Spanish skills, professional or ad-hoc… CONTINUE READING
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