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So you want to incorporate refugee health into your practice. Now what?
Even subtle bias can affect our patients, but talking about it can help.
Making sure you can understand your patients not only improves their care but avoids legal trouble.
Finding the right path to pursue international health care requires answering the right questions and choosing the right partners.
International medicine offers challenges and rewards while working in a setting far removed from home.
The article offers advice for improving one's competency in understanding cultural differences between patients and physicians.
If you don't have access to a professionally trained interpreter, these tips will help you maximize the resources you do have available.
Communicating with patients who have limited English proficiency requires more than simply “finding someone who speaks their language.”
Traditional medical training reflects a somewhat diverse population but, on average, does not expose students to the harsh realities of urban environments. After an eye-opening move to an urban practice, the author discovered that she had to be more than just a doctor to her patients.