Arc: Spanish-Speaking Kidney Transplant Clinic In Utah

A DEER. >> THEY CAN CRASH THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD WHICH IS PRETTY SERIOUS. >>> INTERMOUNTAIN JUST OPENED A FIRST OF ITS KIND HEALTH CARE. IT’S A SPANISH SPEAKING KIDNEY TRANSPLANT. THE 2020 CENSUS SHOWS THAT LATIN OS ARE THE SECOND GROUP.

A LOT OF DOCTORS HAVE TRANSLATORS BUT ONE TRANSPLANT SURGEON TELLS US THAT WHEN IT COMES TO LATE STAGE KIDNEY FAILURE OR THE NEED FOR DIALYSIS OR A TRANSPLANT IT’S COMFORTING TO HEAR IT STRAIGHT FROM THE DOCTOR. >> SOMETIMES WHEN I WALK IN

THE ROOM AND I SEE A PATIENT THAT SPEAKS SPANISH, THEY FEEL, THEY FEEL RELIEF WHEN THEY SEE SOMEBODY THAT LOOKS HISPANIC AND THEY’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE IN SPANISH WHAT’S GOING ON. JUST HAVING SOMEBODY WHO SPEAKS YOUR OWN LANGUAGE AND PROBABLY

SHARE SOME THINGS ABOUT YOUR OWN CULTURE, THAT’S VERY HELPFUL TO OPEN UP AND WORK TOGETH. >> A LOT OF LANGUAGE BARRIERS THERE CAN BE BASICALLY CROSSED WHEN YOU HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY. SO AT THE NEW CLINIC, YOU HAVE PATIENTS WHO ARE GOING TO BE

ABLE TO GET INFORMATION, THEY WILL GET EVALUATED IN THEIR LANGUAGE. HUGE. BECAUSE IF THEY’RE NOT ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON THAT COULD BE VERY STRESSFUL. STAFF ALSO THEY WILL BE TRAINED TO SUPPORT CULTURAL AND SOCIAL NEEDS.

THE BIGGEST GOAL IS TO GIVE PATIENTS PIECE OF MIND AND A COMFORTABLE SETTING WHILE DEALING WITH MEDICAL ISSUES. DOCTORS SAY THAT THE WORLD OF ORGAN TRANSPLANT IS VERY DAUNTING AND HAVING A PROVIDER SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE GOES A LONG WAY. THERE’S A


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