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PCP @SF_DPH | MD @UCSF @ucsfdgimzsfg | Alum @pennfishermandt @TFA_ChicagoNWI @WUSTLmed #SFPC @UCSFPCRF | ImpSci, digital health, & equity | Views my own
Mar 17, 2020 7 tweets 7 min read
10 tips for caring for #immigrant & limited Eng prof pts during #COVID19. Created w physician experts in #languagebarriers. Full recs: bit.ly/immigrants-10t…. 1- No shortcuts with interpreters. This is not time to “get by” w limited lang skills. Reinforce confidentiality. 1/7 2- Interpreted conversations often less #patientcentered. Ask about pt concerns & feasibility of recs. Dispel rumors. Inquire abt medicines/herbs or high-risk contacts (e.g. elderly parents at home, etc). If #COVID19 #isolation advised, explore open-ended❓about concerns 2/7