The medical communication of deaf patients.

  title={The medical communication of deaf patients.},
  author={Emily McEwen and Hoda Anton-Culver},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  volume={26 3},
As language is such a fundamental tool in the determination of a diagnosis and in patient education, non-English-speaking patients and deaf patients often suffer from inferior medical care. Deaf adults and adults studying English as a second language (third- to fifth-grade English-comprehension level) were compared. Participants completed a survey and a test of commonly used medical vocabulary. The two populations did not differ significantly in education level or in vocabulary test scores… CONTINUE READING

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