Lin Sue Cooney: Hospice of the Valley provides culturally sensitive care
Imagine being very ill. Then imagine being unable to communicate with doctors and nurses who are caring for you. How frightening would that be?
Many of our elderly who speak little or no English know exactly how that feels. Without a translator, they can’t ask about troubling new symptoms. They don’t understand the purpose of a new medication.
Hospice of the Valley’s numerous outreach programs helps take the fear away — through education and communication that is culturally sensitive.
In the Asian culture, it’s considered bad luck to talk about death or to plan for it.
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