Communicating about Health Care: Observations from Persons Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Autor/a: IEZZONI, Lisa; O'DAY, Bonnie; KILLEEN, Mary; HARKER, Heather
Año: 2004
Editorial: Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 140, nº 5 (2004) pp. 356­‐362
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Educación » Familia y Atención temprana


Achieving patient-centered care requires effective communication between physicians and patients. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing face considerable barriers to communicating with physicians. As the population ages, physicians will encounter many more persons with hearing limitations. Physicians are not reimbursed for making some accommodations, such as hiring sign language interpreters. However, ensuring effective communication is essential to safe, timely, efficient, and patient-centered care.