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Keywords

languages, language learning, bilingual, Spanish

 

Authors

  1. Lundgren, Laura BS, RN

Abstract

Abstract: Miscommunication in a healthcare setting can be deadly, and language barriers between nurses and their patients can be a major factor. Having the ability to communicate with non-English-speaking patients strengthens communication and trust between a patient and nurse and helps prevent medical errors. This article discusses why nurses should pursue this valuable skill and how to start.