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Providing Health Care in the Context of Language Barriers

International Perspectives

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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.

Product code: 9781783097753

ISBN 9781783097753
Global migration continues to increase, and with it linguistic diversity. This presents obvious challenges for both healthcare provider and patient, and the chapters in this volume represent international perspectives on language barriers in health care. Solutions and approaches, as well as the importance of local context, are discussed.