Providing Safe and Effective Care for Patients with Limited English Proficiency

Date of Review: March, 2019

This curriculum is designed to teach interprofessional learners to provide safe, high quality care for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) in a team environment. It utilizes a blended learning approach to highlight connections between language barriers, medical errors, and patient safety. This resource consists of 3 e-Learning modules (including video case vignettes), a facilitator guide with recommendations for implementation, and evaluation tools. A 28-item pre- and post-test is included to assess knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to safety and care for patients with LEP. Pilot testing was conducted with an interprofessional group of medical students, nursing students, and faculty; however content could be adapted for other audiences. — Katy Wright, PhD NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


The Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP)

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Boston, MA

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Level of Learner Assessment:

Appreciation of content/attitude assessment (self-reflection, blogging with rubric)

Knowledge Acquisition (MCQ, IRAT, GRAT)

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