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Informal interpreting in general practice: Are interpreters’ roles related to perceived control, trust, and satisfaction?

ven, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
Informal interpreters are frequently used in medical settings to bridge the language gap between health providers and migrant patients [1]. In Dutch general practice (GP), informal interpreters, who are usually family and friends of the patients, are present in circa 60% of consultations with first generation migrant patients [2]. In contrast to their professional counterparts, who are expected to perform the conduit role (but often deviate from this role, see, for instance [3]), that is, literally translating information from one language into another [4], informal interpreters also perform other roles within the medical interaction.

Editorial Board

ven, 01/12/2018 - 00:00

Among the topics of this issue: Health literacy and interpreter-mediated communication

ven, 01/12/2018 - 00:00
In the first issue this year, we publish two review articles on the topic of health literacy in healthcare communication. Hemsley et al. reviewed papers on health literacy demands of electronic personal health records (e-PHR) [1]. While e-PHRs may have an important function in providing patients with information about their health conditions, it is a demanding task to apply an understandable language and user friendly computer solutions in order to promote active patient participation by all relevant patient categories.

EACH Summer Event 2017

ven, 01/12/2018 - 00:00