Please delete the word ‘study’ and use ‘project’ instead
Elaborate more on the methodology and the qualitative analysis
Is it better to say deaf patients or hearing impaired?
Health care is something that everyone has the right to get. Everyone has the right to get high-quality medical treatment (Hommes et al., 2018). Deaf patients and other sign language users are not considered when nursing education programs are tailored to meet the needs of verbal patient-nurse encounters. Deaf patients and nurses who lack sign language abilities are underrepresented in the healthcare system, and few attempts have been made to bridge the communication gap (Rotoli et al., 2018). Study objectives include determining if a sign language (SL) education program for nurses in Puerto Rico will enhance the quality of care for deaf patients, as well as gathering public impressions about the existing level of deaf care in San Juan. By enhancing communication between nurses and deaf patients, the researchers hope to increase the quality of care they get (Chang et al., 2019). A policy design is used to accomplish the project’s core goal. The study effort was conducted under the Puerto Rican Senate’s Health Commission. Participants in the study were between the ages of fifteen and eighty-five. In regions where the policy would have a significant impact, data was gathered through the public hearing method. The study found that deaf patients and those with hard of hearing faces language barriers during care delivery. Nurses were not comfortable handling deaf patients due to the lack of sign language knowledge and skills. As a result, most deaf patients receive delayed services and treatment, and at times misdiagnoses were reported. The project recommended the introduction of a sign language education program in the nursing curriculum. This will be achieved through a policy change.
Keywords: Sign language, Deaf patients, Sign language interpreter, Nurse.
Chang, H., Hutchinson, C., & Gullick, J. (2019). Pulled away: the experience of bilingual nurses as ad hoc interpreters in the emergency department. Ethnicity & health, 1-20.
Hommes, R. E., Borash, A. I., Hartwig, K., & DeGracia, D. (2018). American sign language interpreters’ perceptions of barriers to healthcare communication in deaf and hard of
hearing patients. Journal of community health, 43(5), 956-961.
Rotoli, J. M., Grenga, P., Halle, T., Nelson, R., & Wink, G. (2019). Cultural Competence and the Deaf Patient. In Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care (pp. 45-59). Springer, Cham.
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