Effective communication with our patients is a cornerstone of our medical practice. .
☝️We spend more time talking to, talking about, or entering data about our patients then any other tasks.
☝️Language predominance is different based on geographical locations. In Southern California, many Community Hospitals hosts patients that are Spanish speaking only.
☝️ Therefore, I will do whatever is in my power to bridge the gap and improve my direct rapport with these patients.
While applications such as @googletranslates and #pixelbuds are effective in the translation of short, common phrases, applications such as @canopy_nyc Canopy Speak offer specific phrases for medical professionals in various languages. Of course, there is @rosettastone for developing a thorough understanding of the language, and a ✈️ to motherland is definitely important in developing any level of fluency.