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COMMUNICATION FOR MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS 1
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Communication for Marginalized Populations There are many different uncomfortable situations that you may be put in while working in the medical field. For instance I had a friend who had given an ECG to a patient whom did not speak or understand any English. The language barrier made it very difficult to get the patient to comply with her because she had could not communicate with the patient. The caregiver had to figure out an acceptable way to communicate with the patient, so they would understand what needed to be done. She ended up showing the patient the leads and where they needed to be placed on the body, this helped the patient understand why she was needed to take off the patient’s shirt. She finally was able to get the patient comfortable enough and comprehending enough to allow her to proceed with the test. My friend’s story taught me that sharpening my nonverbal communication skills is a very important factor in quality care because your patients may not always speak your language. Everyone ends up needed
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course HCA 230 230 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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