The deaf strong hospital program: a model of diversity and inclusion training for first-year medical students.

@article{Thew2012TheDS,
  title={The deaf strong hospital program: a model of diversity and inclusion training for first-year medical students.},
  author={Denise Thew and Scott R. Smith and Christopher Chang and Matt Starr},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  year={2012},
  volume={87 11},
  pages={1496-500}
}
Recent research indicates that the cultural competence training students receive during medical school might not adequately address the issues that arise when caring for patients of different cultures. Because of their unique communication, linguistic, and cultural issues, incorporating deaf people who use sign language into cultural competence education at medical schools might help to bridge this gap in cross-cultural education. The Deaf Strong Hospital (DSH) program at the University of… CONTINUE READING
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