"How could I, the student admitting this patient on behalf of the attending physician, ever identify and address her medical issues if we couldn't effectively communicate? How could I help her understand the medications, consultations, tests, and procedures she'd receive, not to mention the grueling regimen of daily physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and swallowing therapy, counseling psychology, and social work sessions?"
Walsh A. Abuela. Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine. 2017. http://pulsevoices.org/index.php/pulse-more-voices/more-voices-2017/across-borders-and-cultures/1015-abuela