One more reason that studying language will improve our students’ abilities to be scientists and medical professionals. You can’t study what you don’t understand qualitatively. Our doctors and nurses need the metalinguistic awareness to notice when people’s narrative structures aren’t matching the cultural expectations. Check out this article on Science Direct which covers the a study published in the scholarly journal Nursing Research on this very subject:
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