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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How are communication barriers affecting patient care? % of selected states' populations who don't speak English as their first language 25.8% 39.5% 22.1% 21.8% 25.7% 35.5% 27.5% 32% if the patient doesn'tunderstand what they'retaking and why... they could be killed (Skelton 1) -works cited-1215 K Street, Suite 700, Sacramento, Ca, 95814, and Phone: 916/440-8170 Fax: 916/440-8172 Www.cpca.or. "Providing Health Care to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Patients." (n.d.): n. pag. Julio Mateo. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.Singleton, Kate, and Elizabeth Krause. "Understanding Cultural and Linguistic Barriers to Health Literacy." Medscape Log In. N.p., 2009. Web. 24 Nov. 2014.Report: Patient illiteracy threatens health care. USA Today 26 Mar. 2007: 04D. Science in Context. Web. 19 Nov. 2014. "How Language Barriers Affect Healthcare." Health Care Medical Professionals Blog HealthCareerWeb RSS. N.p., 5 Mar. 2014. Web. 26 Nov. 2014. (Mateo 4) Health Literacy: the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health info.(Skelton 1) % health illiteracy rates: Caucasian adults - 28% African adults - 58% Hispanic adults - 66%(Singleton 2) *over 20 million people in the U.S. are not proficient in english*treatment can be fatal if there is limited ability to discuss withhealthcare providers"lack of interpreters translates intoimpaired health status" double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. "some healthcare providers resort to secondarystrategies like drawings and hand signals to compensate for gaps in communication" (health care medical 2) (health care medical 1)
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