Now more than ever, in our current political climate, there is a heightened awareness and urgent need for culturally and linguistically appropriate health care. A large portion of the U.S. population continues to face fear, anxiety and uncertainty. You may find your patients are less transparent about their medical history or they may even withhold information, as they are worried about repercussions.
See this quick read on how to foster a supportive environment that will promote clear communication and shared decision-making. After all, your health literacy skills are more important now than ever.