Speakers: Ryan Duggan, Director of Medical Imaging, Zone 7
Why is it important to provide care in the patient's official language of choice?
Ryan Duggan: of their choice? Providing care in the official language of choice is important because it's a fundamental aspect of respecting a patient's rights, dignity and autonomy. It ensures patients have access to information about their health, treatment options and potential risks in a language they understand.
Ryan Duggan: When patients aren't fluent in the language used by health care providers, miscommunication can occur, leading to misunderstandings, errors and potentially harmful outcomes.