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    Name communication barriers or needs among the Hispanic community in terms of medical information and suggestions for health care providers for this group to improve treatment.

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    Language is the biggest barrier to Hispanics receiving health care. Not everyone in the Hispanic community speaks English and if they do it may be limited. It is important to have a proper translator, not just another family member. A translator is needed who is well versed in medical terminology. It is also important to have medical literature (discharge paperwork, medication instructions, etc) available in Spanish for clients who speak and read English as a second language.

    Cultural sensitivity is also needed to break down the communication barriers with Hispanic patients. In ...

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    This solution discusses the barriers to healthcare that the Hispanic community may face. Included are examples of language, cultural, and religious barriers.