Doctor-Patient Communications for Southeast Asians in the U.S.
Many Southeast Asian immigrants are unable to obtain adequate health care because of language barriers. They can't effectively communicate with health care providers, and are unable to navigate the complicated system. Few local hospitals have translators readily available. Programs like Temple University’s Project Shine have developed classes that aim to specifically teach medical terms to the Southeast Asian community and other immigrants. Hitomi Yoshida and Lilian Wu from Project Shine discuss these issues. Also featured are Glenn Cooper, MD who sees a large number of Southeast Asian immigrants in his cardiology practice, and Rorng Sorn of the Cambodian Assoc. of Greater Philadelphia.
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