Responses to language barriers in consultations with refugees and asylum seekers: a telephone survey of Irish general practitioners.

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BMC family practice, ISSN: 1471-2296, Vol: 9, Issue: 1, Page: 68

Publication Year:
2008
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/95293
PMID:
19102735
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2296-9-68
PMCID:
PMC2637872
Author(s):
MacFarlane, Anne; Glynn, Liam G; Mosinkie, Phillip I; Murphy, Andrew W
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
Tags:
Medicine
article description
Refugees and asylum seekers experience language barriers in general practice. Qualitative studies have found that responses to language barriers in general practice are ad hoc with use of both professional interpreters and informal interpreters (patients' relatives or friends). However, the scale of the issues involved is unknown. This study quantifies the need for language assistance in general practice consultations and examines the experience of, and satisfaction with, methods of language assistance utilized.