Identify which nursing interventions would be beneficial
in communication with clients that have limited knowledge of English.
1. Use slang words, limited medical terminology, and no abbreviations
2. Speak slowly, in a respectful manner, and at a normal volume.
3. Use nonverbal communication, which uses silence, touch, eye movement, facial expressions, and body posture that is acceptable to that particular culture.
4. Ask a member of the client's family, especially a child or spouse, to act as interpreter.
5. Address the client, not the interpreter
- Awnser: 2, 3, 5
- Health beliefs and practices, family patterns, communication style, space and time orientation, and nutritional patterns may influence the relationship between the nurse and the client who have different cultural backgrounds.