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dc.contributor.advisorGood, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorSutton, Amanda
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-20T18:52:40Z
dc.date.available2022-05-20T18:52:40Z
dc.date.copyright2022-05-06
dc.date.issued2022-05-20
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/11882
dc.description.abstractThis Honors Thesis aims to examine and address the insufficient provision of language accommodation services for non-English-speaking patients and patients with limited English proficiency seeking care in the United States, as well as to provide suggestions to mitigate the issue. First, I relay stories of documented instances in which language barriers have led to negative outcomes for patients and derive from these stories a list of the greatest challenges associated with the presence of language barriers in U.S. health care. Next, I provide an overview of the current standards and laws at the federal and state level associated with language accommodation in healthcare settings to provide readers a glimpse into the United States’ current status in response to the issue. Then, I present a comparison study comparing the United States to Australia, a country with an advanced system of language accommodation services from which the U.S. can learn. Finally, I review suggestions, recommendations, and steps that the United States can use to improve its current system of language accommodation services in healthcare settings.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.titleLanguage and Cultural Barriers in the United States Healthcare Systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US


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