How to bridge language barriers with your patients
Forty-three point three million immigrants resided in the United States in 2015. Some of these people are proficient in English, but oftentimes the language barrier can be a challenge. Of the U.S. population, 25.9 million people ages 5 and older are “limited English proficient.” When patients with language barriers receive treatment, it is extremely helpful to have a translator present, yet unfortunately we know this is not always possible.
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