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Professional interpreters and their critical role in ensuring communication with other-language speaking patients

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Autor: Lázaro Gutiérrez, Raquel
Vigier Moreno, Francisco
Coordinador/Director: Saavedra Macías, Francisco Javier
Español Nogueiro, Alicia
Arias Sánchez, Samuel
Calderón García, Marina
Fecha: 2017
Publicado en: Creative practices for improving health and social inclusion. 5th International Health Humanities Conference, Sevilla 2016 (2017), p 149-158
ISBN/ISSN: 978-84-697-3582-4
Tipo de documento: Ponencia
Resumen: In our current societies, people from different backgrounds and cultures who speak different languages live together. This rich mixture of cultures and languages also implies some challenges for the functioning of and access to public services, including healthcare, as people who do not speak the official language of the place they live in have the right to access public services in the same conditions as native speakers. The barriers raised by linguistic and cultural disparity become even more obvious when healthcare is considered from a humanistic perspective, as language barriers in healthcare very frequently lead to a lower quality in health services, worse patient health outcomes and greater treatment costs. It has already been proved, however, that the best remedy to overcome these language and culture-based communicative problems is to resort to professional interpreters. This contribution describes a set of case studies that have been extracted from a corpus of real conversati...
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Cita: Lázaro Gutiérrez, R. y Vigier Moreno, F. (2017). Professional interpreters and their critical role in ensuring communication with other-language speaking patients. En Creative practices for improving health and social inclusion. 5th International Health Humanities Conference, Sevilla 2016 (149-158), Sevilla: Universidad de Sevilla, Vicerrectorado de Investigación..
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/65442

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