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should be ashamed of their inability to communicate.” (Page-Reeves et al., 2013) Many doctorsand nurses in New Mexico cannot speak Spanish. There is a real communication barrier, especially when dealing with medical terminology. The communication barrier also creates discrimination by medical staff, receptionists and all involved who feel that this group should be able to speak English if they expect to be treated for health conditions in America. This shaming creates a desire to avoid medical attention at all.“The third dimension…has to do with concerns described by participants about their inability to discuss the fact that they use ‘traditional’ remedies to cure or treat some of their health problems, including diabetes. Walton (2009) describes this type of conflict between patients and providers regarding non-medical or alternative medicine as “cultural disconnect.” (Page-Reeves et al., 2013) Patients often do not wish to speak of home remedies or traditional
remedies that they have tried or are thinking of trying. Sometimes these remedies can help slightly, but other times they can harm the patient. This fear of discussing the remedies with