Poll Results: Advance Care Planning and Limited English Proficiency
This poll is based on the case of an 82-year-old Spanish-speaking female who presents to the emergency department (ED) as a referral from her primary care physician when she was noted to have progressive dyspnea during a telehealth visit. Her cardiac conditions and physical history can be found here.
The below poll question was posed in response to the patient's refusal of a commonly used professional interpreter service at the institution to discuss goals of care.
The poll results demonstrate a distribution of responses with the majority (~57%) of participants stating they use family-member and bilingual staff. The pros and cons of this and other important points of the care of limited English proficient (LEP) are further addressed in the expert analysis Advance Care Planning and Limited English Proficiency.
Keywords: Geriatrics, Aged, Self Report, Ethnic Groups, Frail Elderly, Cardiovascular Diseases, Hispanic Americans, Language, Linguistics, European Continental Ancestry Group, Family Characteristics, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Medical Records, Advance Directives, Comorbidity, Regression Analysis, Hospitalization, Communication Barriers
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