Language barriers top the list of challenges doctors face with end-of-life conversations with patients from different ethnic backgrounds.

Language barriers top the list of challenges doctors face with end-of-life conversations with patients from different ethnic backgrounds.
(Photo:The U.S. Army/Flickr)
(Photo:The U.S. Army/Flickr)

It’s never easy for doctors to talk to their patients about death, but it’s especially hard when they don’t speak the same language. In fact, language differences top the list of barriers doctors encounter when discussing end-of-life issues with patients, according to a study published today in the journal PLoS One.

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http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/death-and-dying-lost-in-translation

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