emergency department

Conceptual model of emergency department utilization among deaf and hard-of-hearing patients: A critical review

Deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) populations are understudied in health services research and underserved in healthcare systems. Existing data indicate that adult DHH patients are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) for less emergent …

They're not willing to accommodate Deaf patients: Communication experiences of deaf American Sign Language users in the emergency department

Deaf people who use American Sign Language (ASL) are more likely to use the emergency department (ED) than their hearing English-speaking counterparts and are also at higher risk of receiving inaccessible communication. The purpose of this study is …