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8 Friends to Make at the Hospital

Nina Kim | NursingLink

November 04, 2009

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Since America is one of the most diverse countries in the world, not everyone’s going to have mastered the English language. But as a healthcare professional, you’re useless unless you’re able to communicate with patients and see what’s troubling them.

That’s why an interpreter could be one of your best friends at the hospital. Interpreters not only speak other languages, they understand other cultures, so they can be sure what they’re saying is not only correct but sensitive and appropriate for the given situation. They can ask the questions you need to ask and get the answers you need, all while keeping your patient at ease. After all, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

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