HCA/230 Assignment Week Five
September 25, 2011
Communication for Marginalized Population
What would you say is the overall lesson from the simulation activity?
I would say that the overall lesson from this simulation activity was to read and re-view the simulation and try and learn helpful tips on how to communicate with patients on several different levels and the simulation. I found that were many interesting simulations as well as many helpful tips that I will in mind for if I ever need to put them in use in the future.
I’d improve the literacy between caregivers and patients with low health literacy, by trying to improve the patient education, as well as also giving the patient the necessary time; meaning (plenty of one-on-one time) that the patient might require to feel comfortable enough to discuss his/or her symptoms., I feel that this can greatly improve doctor /patient relations as well as communication between the two. Making the patient feel like they have a more of a personal connection with the doctor can greatly improve the communication for all the marginalized population.
With regards to patients with disabilities; this really would have to depend on the patient disability. Some patient with disabilities are chaperoned by care providers who attend all appointments with them to act as intermediaries or as representatives to speak on their behave or help assist them with their needs, therefore communication may not be an issue, and things are explained for them or to
them, but in the event that an assistant does not accompany them to an appointment, then this is when a doctor should take his time to answer question or even take out a note pad and give it to the patient for writing down...