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Cultural Barriers
Updated: 11/19/2020
Cultural Barriers
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  • Hello. So you are coming in to get checked for an STD?
  • Sorry I have to leave.
  • What did he say? Why are there multiple doctors here?
  • You need immediate surgery.
  • Hola!
  • Sorry we do not have interpreters and I do not know Spanish.
  • Medical Professionals do not know how to approach patients from different cultures where some topics are embarrassing.
  • Thanks for asking doctor! I am doing great but have a concern.
  • Hello! I see that you are back, how have you been?
  • Hola! Usted tiene que operarse.
  • When there is a lack of interpreters, many Hispanics/Latinos do not completely understand everything that professionals say.
  • Ok gracias.
  • Can you tell her she needs an operation done.
  • Hola!
  • Sometimes there is no interpreters and the medical professionals do not know Spanish, therefore they cannot communicate with their patients.
  • Hola! En qué le puedo ayudar?
  • Hablamos Español
  • For Hispanics/Latinos it is important to build a relationship with someone when speaking about personal issues. Understanding how to approach a patient is important for cultural competence.
  • Providing interpreters for patients allow them to always be informed about their health.
  • Sometimes when interpreters are unavailable, medical professionals may need to know some Spanish to communicate with their patients.
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