[Communication barriers in the management of immigrants and their children. An analysis and possible solutions based on case reports].

@article{Wimmer2001CommunicationBI,
  title={[Communication barriers in the management of immigrants and their children. An analysis and possible solutions based on case reports].},
  author={Banu Wimmer and Osman S. Ipsiroglu},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2001},
  volume={113 15-16},
  pages={616-21}
}
Up to 41% of patients treated in health care institutions and hospitals in Vienna are non-German-speaking. As one half of the foreign population of Vienna speaks little or no German, their treatment in health care institutions is a difficult issue. Based on exemplary case reports, linguistic and socio-cultural communication barriers in health care are presented and the problematic area of foreign-language communication is analysed. Misunderstandings due to communication barriers not only have a… CONTINUE READING

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