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Unformatted text preview: Barriers in Diversity Suzannah Pizzurro HCA 230 Linda Andrews RD, Ed.D, MHA, CLE When it comes to barriers in life we cross many. We especially cross many in the health field, whether it has to do with health, nationality, lifestyle or educational status. When it comes to nationality this is, in my opinion, one of the biggest barriers in communication between the caregiver and patient. Different nationalities either have certain standards or the more common barrier is the language. Some of us talk with accents, or another language where then it becomes hard to understand one another; whether the patient or caregiver is a different nationality. Many businesses now look for people who are bi- lingual to help with such barrier. Another potential barrier is the lifestyle and health, which in my opinion go together. By lifestyle and health, I mean by the way we live and the bad or good habits we have pertaining to our lifestyle. There are reasons why we go to the doctors and reasons why they give s certain pertaining to our lifestyle....
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- Spring '02