Do you code switch? I do all the time, especially when educating patients and clients! This is important because everyone has a different communication style. Why is this pertinent? Because of cultural competence. Code switching is not only an art, but it’s a science. To be honest I tell people I speak multiple languages. depending on who I am speaking to I speak Standard American English, patois for my Jamaican friends and family members, and African American vernacular. Speaking multiple languages helps me to convey a thought and ensure my listener understands my message. It is therefore imperative I express myself in a manner that my clients and patients can understand. If you haven’t checked out my podcast here is a special video episode brought to you by my co-host Johane. Unfortunately, I was unable to be on this podcast episode because I had to work, but meet Melanie Calhoun. Melanie is a diversity and inclusion consultant with a focus on racism and bias in Corporate America. She teaches us how the syntax and linguistics of code-switching may improve communication and start breaking down barriers in and out of the professional setting. Furthermore we also have a guest appearance from our resident mental health expert Mat Jean, LMFT, from Beach Stone Counseling.
Disclaimer: This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. It should be noted that health recommendations change over time and it is best to contact your primary care provider for more information.
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Disclaimer: This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice not as a comprehensive overview for a the medical nutrition therapy for diabetes. It should be noted that therapy recommendations change over time.