The primary objective of this research is to explore the lived experiences of nurses in communication barriers
between nurses and Indigenous people in providing professional healthcare in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. By
employing a phenomenological approach, this study investigates the complexities of navigating communication barriers
in cross-cultural healthcare settings. The identified themes highlight the significance of understanding, expressing
concerns, and managing cultural differences and underlying anxiety among Indigenous people and nurses. Addressing
these communication barriers is essential for promoting culturally sensitive care, reducing stress among patients and
nurses, embracing cultural diversity, enhancing patient care quality, and ultimately improving the overall healthcare
experiences for all stakeholders involved.