The importance of language and culture in pediatric care: case studies from the Latino community.

@article{Flores2000TheIO,
  title={The importance of language and culture in pediatric care: case studies from the Latino community.},
  author={Glenn Flores and Milagros Abreu and Ian Schwartz and Michael Hill},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2000},
  volume={137 6},
  pages={842-8}
}
BACKGROUND Few studies have examined culture's effect on pediatric care. OBJECTIVES To analyze 3 cases illustrating the importance of culture in pediatrics. METHODS Case analysis with a cultural competency model. RESULTS No interpreter was available for the parents of a 3-year-old brought to the emergency department because of abdominal pain; she was discharged twice, returned with an acute abdomen, and was hospitalized for treatment of appendiceal rupture and peritonitis. A 2-year-old… CONTINUE READING
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