Title

Spanish Competency for Nurses

Presenter Information

Hannah LovettFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing and Spanish

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Jennifer Coleman

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The United States has traditionally been called the melting pot, but this melting pot can present problems when a country has a multitude of races, people, cultures, and languages living in the same community. The people who see this problem most are the public servants: social workers, police officers, firefighters, nurses, doctors, and accountants. The Evidence Based Research Project seeks to find if there is a better way to solve the problem communicating with Limited English Proficiency Patients. Patients with lower English proficiency deserve the same care as those patients whose first language is English; however, research shows they have less access to care, longer stays, more stress, and less information retention. My research seeks to find if there is a better way to solve the problem of language barriers already in use. Furthermore, if teaching Spanish to nurses at the university level and in the workplace could greatly improve the health of not only Hispanic patients, but also all lower English Proficiency Patients.

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Spanish Competency for Nurses

The United States has traditionally been called the melting pot, but this melting pot can present problems when a country has a multitude of races, people, cultures, and languages living in the same community. The people who see this problem most are the public servants: social workers, police officers, firefighters, nurses, doctors, and accountants. The Evidence Based Research Project seeks to find if there is a better way to solve the problem communicating with Limited English Proficiency Patients. Patients with lower English proficiency deserve the same care as those patients whose first language is English; however, research shows they have less access to care, longer stays, more stress, and less information retention. My research seeks to find if there is a better way to solve the problem of language barriers already in use. Furthermore, if teaching Spanish to nurses at the university level and in the workplace could greatly improve the health of not only Hispanic patients, but also all lower English Proficiency Patients.