Communication about end-of-life care between language-discordant patients and clinicians: insights from medical interpreters.

@article{Norris2005CommunicationAE,
  title={Communication about end-of-life care between language-discordant patients and clinicians: insights from medical interpreters.},
  author={Wendi M Norris and Marjorie D. Wenrich and E. Lykkegaard Nielsen and Patsy D Treece and J. Carey Jackson and J. R. Curtis},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={1016-24}
}
BACKGROUND Communication about health care and especially end-of-life care is difficult for clinicians and patients when they do not speak the same language. Our purpose was to improve understanding of how to approach discussions between language-discordant patients and clinicians about terminal or life-threatening illness. METHODS We conducted a qualitative study with 4 focus groups with 43 professional medical interpreters. We asked open-ended questions concerning physician and interpreter… CONTINUE READING
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