Baycrest Geriatric Medicine Rounds

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Date(s) - 18/05/2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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“Cannot assess due to language barrier”: The impact of language discordant care on health outcomes in older adults

Presented by:

Christina Reppas-Rindlisbacher, MD FRCPC

Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, Sinai Health and University Health Network

PhD Candidate, Women’s Age Lab, Women’s College Hospital

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize language proficiency as a determinant of health care quality
  • Explore the impact of language discordance on health outcomes
  • Discuss opportunities to address health care gaps for older adults with language preferences other than English

 Please note, these rounds are restricted to healthcare professionals

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