Monthly Archives: June 2011

Understanding Patients Customs and Beliefs

Clinical staff can improve their relationships with patients by understanding the diversity of health care customs and rituals across cultures.¬† Clinicians should also identify their own cultural filters and biases and how they impact client services. Understanding patients’ and one’s … Continue reading

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To learn English, learn about your own language

English language learners tend to use English in ways stylistically similar to their first language, both when speaking and writing. That is why an effective language¬† training program must include developing awareness of cultural norms of communication. Learners must identify … Continue reading

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