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When patients get lost in translation
 

When patients get lost in translation

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Whether in a foreign country or locally, it is common to be faced with people from different backgrounds. HCPs may have a command of more than one language, bbut what if none of these is a language that the patient is familiar with?
 
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31 Oct 2016 - General
 
Oh it's always hard to treat a patient who is of a different foreign tongue, especially when this patient is not fluent in English. For me, I like it best when patients are fluent in both Filipino and English because procedures are best explained in English, but there's a personal touch when this patient can understand Filipino, too. It is hardest for me when the patient is not fluent in English. When they do not have a companion to translate and we try to speak in broken English I find ...
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