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Effect of Language Immersion on Communication with Latino Patients
North Carolina Medical Journal
In the US, the fastest growing segment of the general pediatric population is Latino children. Language barriers may impede optimal care for these patients. Programs are needed to enhance communication effectiveness with Latino patients. We examined the effect of language immersion training for pediatric faculty on their communication with Latino patients. Methods: Five general pediatric faculty physicians were sent to Guatemala for a two-week language immersion course and then had monthlydoi:10.18043/ncm.64.6.258 fatcat:3cs5akagebg2pfebqrt6danesm