One of my assignments for a clinical rotation day this semester on the post-partum unit was an ESL mother and her newborn. The charting stated the mother was ESL, but she actually spoke almost no English, and the ESL father translated throughout our care. Although, the patient care is fundamentally the same, I chose this as the topic for my reflection because it was challenging, and a unique experience as a student nurse. Both parents despite our obvious barrier were very receptive of health teaching as well as patient throu...
... middle of paper ...
Conaty-Buck, S. (2009). Unblocking barriers: Clearing the channel to improve communication between practitioners and patients with low health literacy. (Order No. 3364864, University of Virginia). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, , 121. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.uproxy.library.dc-uoit.ca/docview/305011452?accountid=14694. (305011452).
Pashley, H.(2012). Overcoming barriers when caring for patients with limited english proficiency. Association of Operating Room Nurses.AORN Journal, 96(3), C10-C11. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0001-2092(12)00833-2
Mcwhirter, J., Todd, L., & Hoffman-goetz, L. (2011). Comparing written and oral measures of comprehension of cancer information by english-as-a-second-language chinese immigrant women. Journal of Cancer Education, 26(3), 484-9. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13187-011-0219-x
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Reflection of the story of the book author Fadiman First and foremost, the book of Fadiman (2014) is very inspiring, eye opening to anybody who reads the book, and it is also disappointing because of the medical practitioners provided unequal treatment to the Hmong family. One of the most refreshing attitudes of the Hmong people is their honesty, humility, patience, never gave up to fight fo their daughter, fight fo their belief and the close families ties, as well as the support among Hmong people.... [tags: Health care, Health care provider, Patient]
2186 words (6.2 pages)
- Final Reflection Paper Over the recent four months in Communication 1402 class, I have addressed three formal speechs and completed a number of chapters in the corresponding textbook “Communication Works”. This course of Communication aims to provide general information what public speaking is and how to address a public speaking. Recalling back the experience during the processes of completing the Speech to Imform, Speech to Persuade, and Group Presentation, I will draw a conclusion about this course and these three presentations in five aspects, comprising my previous perception of public speaking before this course; learning from the Speech to Inform; the goal and evaluation of Speech to... [tags: Public speaking, Rhetoric, Anxiety, Glossophobia]
898 words (2.6 pages)
- While the semester is over and the deadline has expired, I thought I would write this to express my true intended thoughts. The goals I set for myself are plenty. There are goals that I am very passionate about. For one, I took a public speaking course this spring semester and loved it. In the letter I wrote that by the end of it I wanted to become someone who could take risks and be a confident individual. Slowly but surely I’m growing into that person. There was a lot of things I wrote that made me realize how upset I was with the person I used to be.... [tags: Thought, Critical thinking, Writing]
785 words (2.2 pages)
- Growing up learning and speaking English has been something that was difficult for me at first but then came easy, but that was not the case for my mother. She spent her whole life speaking Spanish, so when she decided to take English learning classes it was challenging. However, she had me to help her throughout her struggle. I helped her complete her homework and assignments. We would also go to the library to check out easy level reading books to have her read to me. I would correct her English when it was wrong and do all I could to boost her confidence.... [tags: Spanish language, English language]
1466 words (4.2 pages)
- Introduction As a nurse strive to provide culturally sensitive care, they must recognize how their client's and their perceptions are similiar as well as different. Nurse enhance their ability to provide client-centered care by reflecting on how their beliefs and values impact the nurse-patient relationship. To provide appropriate patient care, the nurse must understand her/his culture and that of the nurse profession. Cultural biases can be particularly difficult to identify when the nurse and client are of a similar cultural backgroup.... [tags: nursing, musilm, freedom]
1369 words (3.9 pages)
- As I reflect on my initial blog entry (see Appendix A), I realise that my understanding of literacy has developed expeditiously, from a simplistic view into a multi-faceted outlook that underpins learning throughout the curriculum. Although I had indicated an awareness of the interrelationship of speaking and listening, reading and writing (SLWR), I did not conduct in depth analysis that considers these elements specifically with the process of learning. This essay will discuss how my understanding of SLWR has evolved, and in examining the links between lectures and workshops, further reading and school based training (SBT), will reflect on how this has impacted on my development as an Engli... [tags: english teacher, speaking and listening]
1539 words (4.4 pages)
- Living in California comes with a social-cultural belief that the only approved and acceptable language to be spoken is English. Looking at our schools and diversely multi-cultural society it’s quite the opposite. From an education perspective we see the influx of languages and students either born or migrating to America. Most non-English speaking children today are now born within the United States. Our civil rights state that we are equal in human rights to receive the same treatment even in educational programs.... [tags: Cultural Beliefs, English, Primary Language]
1691 words (4.8 pages)
- Patients with limited English proficiency face unique challenges when presenting to dominantly English speaking healthcare facilities. Often times this population faces inequities in health, solely due to the language barrier that exists between them and the providing practitioners. These inequities can range from delayed care to misunderstandings to serious medical errors, resulting in poor care compared to English speaking patients (Ramos et al. 2014). The traditional use of interpreters in the hospital setting also raises concerns surrounding patient safety, confidentiality and best practice guidelines.... [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Medicine]
2123 words (6.1 pages)
- Describe situations when your use of spoken English has caused some problems for you. Either the person you were speaking to didn’t understand, got the wrong message or may have even become offended by what you said (though this was not your intention). Analyse the situation and explain why communication broke down. You will need to reflect on your performance in light of what the literature says about pitfalls in learning to speak English as a second language. People live in the world of communication.... [tags: Communication English Second Language ESL]
1337 words (3.8 pages)
- Count Lazlo Almasy, the English Patient, is a man in an Imperial time and world. The people in this world live by Imperial rules and perpetuate Imperial stereotypes. The film takes place in World War II era Africa, and as the film portrays it, in the mysterious and exotic Sahara desert and in Cairo, Egypt. Count Almasy’s character lives in the desert among imperial explorers and in the desert environment full of natives who bring to life classic stereotypes full of ignorance and white prevalence and power.... [tags: Film Movie Movies English Patient]
1461 words (4.2 pages)