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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.
How successful is your practice at meeting the needs of diverse patients? These 10 tips can help you improve.
The article, part of a continuing series on the Direct Observation of Primary Care study, will explore how race impacts the delivery of preventive services and how family physicians can improve preventive care to all populations.
The article describes the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in health care and explains how practices can improve their cultural competency.
Diversification can help your practice thrive — and deepen your humanity.