Using face-to-face interpreters in healthcare

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Abstract

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Interpreters can help reduce inequalities in healthcare access and quality of care between native and non-native speaking patients, improving clinical outcomes

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> How interpreters can improve access to care and outcomes

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> The importance of face-to-face interpretation where possible

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> A practical guide on using interpreters for health professionals

Kaur R et al (2014) Using face-to-face interpreters in healthcare. Nursing Times; 110: 21, 20–21. This article discusses the use of professional interpreters in healthcare. Interpreters can improve clinical outcomes by bridging the gap in access to and quality of care between native and non-native speakers. The article also offers guidance on how to work with interpreters.

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