Letters Communicating with deaf people

Risk of ill health is increased

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5986 (Published 26 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5986
  1. Jeetesh V Patel, research scientist1
  1. 1Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
  1. jeeteshp{at}gmail.com

Middleton and colleagues make an important point about communication barriers between deaf people and medical professionals.1 In my work with deaf people to develop an approach for promoting cardiovascular health,2 I realised that they were unfamiliar with the most basic health information known to save lives. For example, there …

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