Providing health care in the context of language barriers: International perspectives

Elizabeth A. Jacobs, Lisa C. Diamond

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Abstract

Global migration continues to increase, and with it comes increasing linguistic diversity. This presents obvious challenges for both healthcare provider and patient, and the chapters in this volume represent a range of international perspectives on language barriers in health care. A variety of factors influence the best ways of approaching and overcoming these language barriers, including cultural, geographical, political and practical considerations, and as a result a range of approaches and solutions are suggested and discussed. The authors in this volume discuss a wide range of countries and languages, and cover issues that will be familiar to all healthcare practitioners, including the role of informal interpreters, interpreting in a clinical setting, bilingual healthcare practitioners and working with languages with comparatively small numbers of speakers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherChannel View Publications
Number of pages246
ISBN (Electronic)9781783097777
ISBN (Print)9781783097753
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Internationality
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Language
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Providing health care in the context of language barriers : International perspectives. / Jacobs, Elizabeth A.; Diamond, Lisa C.

Channel View Publications, 2017. 246 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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