Conclusion For Medical Malpractice

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My goal is to pursue a career in medicine for multiple reasons, but the one of the reasons is because I want to break the language barrier. I believe every person should have a right to be heard and understood. I was born and raised by Haitian parents. As a result I 'm bilingual.Im able to speak Haitian creole and English. Im thankful to be bilingual because i 'm able to communicate with my grandmother and my family from Haiti. In Haiti there is great need of medical attention in small rural areas. The problem with healthcare in Haiti is that there is no system, no structure. Healthcare facilities that exist in Haiti are inadequate, have insufficient medical staff, equipment, and treatment. I decided with my gift of being bilingual and my …show more content…
According to patientsafetynetwork.gov only 23% percent of hospitals provide training for staff on working with interpreters.It is important for Doctor-patient to have communication because a patient may not be able to assess his or her symptoms with a healthcare provider, leading to an incorrect diagnosis or treatment. A patient may also not be able to give his or her informed consent for a treatment option to occur. failing to obtain informed consent is an act of medical …show more content…
Their are so many preventable events that happen in healthcare settings , if we want better quality and care for our patients we must explore our knowledge open up our minds to different patients of different cultures. For example Brooklyn, New York has a large population of people of Haitian descent;If hospitals can not communicate with the Haitian population more medical errors will occur. It is a hospital 's responsibility to ensure their doctors can communicate with their patients. Patients need to be able to communicate about their past medical history, and their allergens. It is essential for an adequate treatment and good health outcomes. The future of medicine is in our hands whether it 's a Haitian patient or a patient of a different ethnic origin. We need to make sure a make sure patients do not receive the overtreatment or undertreatment, possibly death. The number of non English speaking patients is not likely to decrease anytime soon. If we do not take steps to improve the way we communicate, we are likely to continue to make mistakes. Being able to see how diverse the world is and being able to connect with people from all around the world. So why not learn a language to help people

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