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Communicating with older ethnic minority patients

Likupe, Gloria

Authors

Dr Gloria Likupe G.Likupe@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer and Researcher in Healthcare/ Chairperson of School Athena Swan group



Abstract

In a time of increasing cultural diversity, it is essential that healthcare professionals respond by providing culturally competent care. Healthcare professionals must recognise the diverse needs of people from ethnic minority communities to ensure that they receive equal standards of care. This is particularly pertinent when providing care for older ethnic minority patients who may not be fluent in English. This article focuses on the need to communicate effectively with this group of patients to meet their health and social care needs, with the ultimate aim of improving patient outcomes.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 4, 2014
Journal Nursing standard
Print ISSN 0029-6570
Electronic ISSN 2047-9018
Publisher RCN Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 28
Issue 40
Pages 37-43
APA6 Citation Likupe, G. (2014). Communicating with older ethnic minority patients. Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, 28(40), 37-43. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.28.40.37.e8171
DOI https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.28.40.37.e8171
Keywords Communication skills, Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Ethnic minorities, Holistic care, Older people, Patient-centred care
Publisher URL http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/ns.28.40.37.e8171
Copyright Statement ©2015 University of Hull
Additional Information This is not a version of record, this is an authors accepted manuscript of an article published in Nursing Standard, 2014, v.28 issue 40.

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