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Running head: LINGUISTIC CHALLENGES IN HEALTH CARE
Linguistic Challenges in Health Care in US
LINGUISTIC CHALLENGES IN HEALTH CARE
Linguistic Challenges in Health Care
Provision of services irrespective of the field of interest or profession is based on the
means of communication as well as the diction used between and among the interacting parties.
In the provision of health services, things are not any different because every form treatment is
based on the communication between the patient and the doctor before a diagnosis is carried out.
Therefore the interpretation of information by qualified medical interpreters in the provision of
health services in vital in administering the right medication to the patients. The interpreter
connects both parties that do not have a standard language through which they can communicate.
Thus there is a need for health institutions to contract or employee qualified interpreters for
better and quality service delivery in the health sector.
The code of conduct of physicians and the guidelines that highlight how they should
work professionally and make decisions wherever required is paramount in the health sector.
Therefore the physicians have the responsibility of ensuring they observe the patients’ rights and
make decisions that would be beneficial to the society than causing ...