First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Jade CarpenterFollow
Jennifer HernandezFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Susan Goncalves

Participation Type

Poster

Abstract

It is the obligation of health care professionals to provide safe and effective communication to all patients and families. Language barriers provide an additional challenge when communicating and providing care in the hospital setting. With all patients and family members having the right to complete, clear, and understandable information, nurses have the responsibility in obtaining interpretive services for those whom English is not their primary language. Nurses are responsible and accountable for protecting, promoting, and restoring health and well-being. As well as injury and illness prevention, and to alleviate pain and suffering (ANA, 2015). When language barriers are present, all of these components in nursing practice can be hindered with improper utilization of resources, resulting from an inability to communicate efficiently. Although resources are available for nursing staff to use, language barriers still pose as a risk due to the difficult process and knowledge gap, ultimately impacting patient-centered care.

College and Major available

Nursing BSN

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Transition into Professional Practice, NU 395

Location

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

Start Day/Time

4-29-2022 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-29-2022 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Jennifer Hernandez, Nursing, 2022

Jade Carpenter, Nursing, 2022

WOW Cues .pdf (274 kB)
Wow Cue Cards, English to Spanish Translation, floor specific terminology

In Person Interpreter Instructions.pdf (40 kB)
Instructions on accessing interpreters

Badge Reel.pdf (160 kB)
Badge Reel, English to Spanish Translation, floor specific terminology

Hernandez- FINAL PAPER.pdf (125 kB)
Hernandez Research Paper

Capstone Paper_ Taking Down Language Barriers.docx (17 kB)
Carpenter Research Paper

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Apr 29th, 1:00 PM Apr 29th, 4:00 PM

Limited English Proficiency in Healthcare; Taking Down Language Barriers Toolkit

Digital Commons & West Campus West Building

It is the obligation of health care professionals to provide safe and effective communication to all patients and families. Language barriers provide an additional challenge when communicating and providing care in the hospital setting. With all patients and family members having the right to complete, clear, and understandable information, nurses have the responsibility in obtaining interpretive services for those whom English is not their primary language. Nurses are responsible and accountable for protecting, promoting, and restoring health and well-being. As well as injury and illness prevention, and to alleviate pain and suffering (ANA, 2015). When language barriers are present, all of these components in nursing practice can be hindered with improper utilization of resources, resulting from an inability to communicate efficiently. Although resources are available for nursing staff to use, language barriers still pose as a risk due to the difficult process and knowledge gap, ultimately impacting patient-centered care.

 

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