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...
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