Teaching Strategies For Special Populations

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Teaching Strategies for Special Populations Sarah Dean HCA 331: Introduction to Health Care Education Instructor Nina Bell March 26, 2012 Teaching Strategies for Special Populations The job of a healthcare professional is a never ending job with many responsibilities. That's because there will always be a patient to educate and help them become their own self-care agent. There will always be someone who is sick and needs the help of a health care professional. One of the many things they teach a patient is either how to maintain their health or restore it. They also have to reach out to the families of the patients because they have to know the importance of the rehabilitation efforts and how demanding being part of a community life is necessary for independence. This all means that it is very crucial that both the patient and their support group understands the discipline it takes to either get better of an acute problem, or continue good health habits to maintain their health with whatever disability they may or may not have. Everybody knows that in the United States it is considered a home to millions of people from the Hispanic or Latino culture, about 11.9 percent. It is also known that most of them do not speak our English language or understand/speak very little. So how can we teach them good learning techniques so they can turn around and understand what they need to do to get better? Just because they cannot speak our language, does not mean they do not deserve good healthcare. Like any other living human being, they get sick and hurt. They have serious healthcare needs. Hispanics are more prone to certain diseases like diabetes and teen pregnancy. It is not required in Mexico to take your kids to see a dentist. So by the time they make their way here to the U.S., they often suffer with major dental problems. If you can speak Spanish and English
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