The Science of Speech: Ph.D. Student Helen Dominic Researches Improvements in Ways We Handle Immigrant Care
March 16th, 2022
For patients who are not fluent in English, language barriers can cause miscommunication between the patient and their medical team, even when a third party interpreter is present. At best, the patient may feel as though they do not have autonomy, at worst, they may not receive the best medical care. Graduate linguistics student Helen Dominic is examining the power that listening can have on healing that will improve health care for immigrants by utilizing narrative medical practices.