Stratus Video Topics: Treating Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Patients

Learn About Treating Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Patients

When treating Deaf and HoH patients, healthcare providers can ensure that meaningful understanding is taking place with the assistance of a sign language and, if needed, a Certified Deaf interpreter. Interpreters can be reached through VRI or brought onsite, but in order to provide meaningful access to communication, it is important for hospital administration and staff to understand the unique needs of this community. What is right for some may not be right for others. Watch the Stratus Video webinar on how to Best Communicate with Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Patients to learn more.

The resources available here cover why it is important to use a medically qualified interpreter no matter the situation, how Deaf Culture informs the needs of this patient population, why lip-reading and written communication are not effective, and tips and best practice for reaching out to and engaging with deaf patients.

Read more in the following blog posts:

Identifying When Your Patients Need the Assistance of a Certified Deaf Interpreter

How Not to Communicate with the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Patient Population

 

 

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