It has been awhile since I found a worthy topic for this blog. This linked article, “Nursing is no longer the caring profession,” from the U.K. Telegram struck a resonant chord. Do not think it is only National Health Service patients in Great Britain (socialized medicine) who face this problem. As ObamaCare extends its insidious and dangerous influence on the practice of medicine in the United States, the same trends may appear.
From direct personal experience, some U.S. hospitals are beginning to see the same thing, coupled with an economic reliance on lesser-trained nursing assistants where language difficulties create additional problems. Surely the last thing any sick patient needs is an inability to understand or communicate clearly with nursing staff because of ESL problems!