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Running Head: CULTURAL FACTORS ON MEDICATIONS 1 Cultural Factors and Their Influence on Medications Student Name University Affiliation Date
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CULTURAL FACTORS ON MEDICATIONS 2 Effect Of Language Barrier On Medication Regimen Language in communication is a significant tool as it shapes thoughts and emotions between individuals to create an understanding between them. Through language, we can understand another person's perception. Therefore, through language understanding, there is effective communication. But in an incident of the language barrier, a misunderstanding occurs, thus creating an impact between the individuals. In a medication context, the language barrier has a direct effect since the information provided is crucial. Therefore, managing the language barrier will promote an effective patient outcome to avoid misunderstandings that will occur due to the language barrier. Over the decades, the language barrier has been a significant problem in the healthcare setting because of cultural diversities. For instance, an Arabic patient will have problems with an American nurse in which both of them don’t understand with one another due to the language barrier. In this paper, I conducted a study in an Arabian hospital where patients and most of the doctors only speak Arabic with little knowledge of English. Most of their staffs are Saudis and Indians. Therefore they face
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  • Summer '16
  • Moses Thairu
  • Pharmacology, Adverse drug reaction, Corticosteroid

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