In the present healthcare scenario, nurses need to deal with patients from diverse ethnic backgrounds and there can be hindrances due to language barriers. With increased diversity in patients a bilingual nurse is a tremendous help and source of comfort for any healthcare facility. As bilingual nurses can easily handle patient communication, there are reduced chances of misinterpretation, thereby resulting in establishment of trust between patient and provider.
Bilingual Nurses enjoy some additional benefits too such as –
Establishment of Comfort & Trust
It is not an ideal situation when a patient comes for a treatment or in case of any medical emergency when there is no one who can understand patient’s language; this often results in frustration, misunderstanding and an incorrect diagnosis. Here a bilingual nurse is an asset who can understand a patient’s clinical condition, medical history, socioeconomic status so that proper care is provided. Moreover, from a patient perspective too having a healthcare provider who speaks same language is more comforting and invites patient to discuss his/ her condition more freely.
Providing a Quality Experience
When there is no language barrier, patient can be easily informed about his daily medications, tests, conditions and his or her daily routine. Similarly, communicating patient about his daily medical condition, tests reports, change in medicine or discharge preparation becomes much simpler when it’s in patient’s native language. Overall, it provides quality experience to patients.
In the present times, patient-population is diverse and to deliver effective care to patients, there is growing need for clinicians who are able to communicate in more than one language, relate to his cultural background so that patients feel he is in the safe hands. If you are a bilingual nurse, it gives you a competitive edge over other nurses thus enhancing your marketability. This overall, results in increased pay packages and better career prospects.
Thus, if you are someone with the fluency in multiple languages and want to make a career in the field of nursing, your prospects of a successful career are quite high.
If you want to excel in your career, INSCOL in collaboration with leading Universities/Colleges in Canada/UK/USA/AUS/NZ offers a wide range of nursing programs for international nurses in Emergency Care, Critical Care, Palliative Care, Coronary Care, Acute Complex Care, Mental Health, Leadership & Management, Gerontology & Chronic Illness, Healthcare & Rehabilitation and B.Sc. /M.Sc. Nursing.