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Gerchow L, Burka LR, Miner S
Language barriers between nurses and patients: a scoping review.
This systematic review explored how research has examined the nursing workforce with respect to language barriers and identifies gaps for further research. Four databases were used to identify 48 studies representing 16 countries. Most studies were qualitative, with the inpatient setting most commonly studied. Studies were coded for data analysis. Coding produced four themes: interpreter use/misuse, barriers to and facilitators of quality care, cultural competence, and interventions. Regardless of setting, country, or language, nurses noted like experiences and applied similar strategies.
Citation: Gerchow L, Burka LR, Miner S . Language barriers between nurses and patients: a scoping review. Patient Educ Couns 2021 Mar;104(3):534-53. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2020.09.017..
Keywords: Cultural Competence, Communication, Provider: Nurse, Provider