Figure 229.6. Cross-cultural communication is strongly influenced by the extent to which the patient, the provider, and the interpreter share the same understanding and beliefs about the medical problem under discussion.

Figure 229.6

Cross-cultural communication is strongly influenced by the extent to which the patient, the provider, and the interpreter share the same understanding and beliefs about the medical problem under discussion. The ideal model shown on the left is seldom achieved in practice, where the situation shown on the right is more often the norm. (See text for details.)

From: Chapter 229, Dealing with Patients from Other Cultures

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Clinical Methods: The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations. 3rd edition.
Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW, editors.
Boston: Butterworths; 1990.
Copyright © 1990, Butterworth Publishers, a division of Reed Publishing.

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