Americans are more racially and ethnically diverse than ever. The Pew Research Center reports that nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the U.S. in the past 50 years, mostly from Latin America and Asia. Today, a near-record 14 per cent of the country’s population is foreign born compared with just 5 per cent in 1965.3 While this makes for a more culturally diverse society, it can create challenges in health care.
Patients have never had access to as much health information as they do today. Yet many physicians still struggle with ensuring that their patients have the right information to guide them in their healthcare journey. Why?