Lost in translation: using bilingual simulated patients to improve consulting across language barriers.

@article{Escott2009LostIT,
  title={Lost in translation: using bilingual simulated patients to improve consulting across language barriers.},
  author={Sarah Escott and Beverley J Lucas and David D. Pearson},
  journal={Education for primary care : an official publication of the Association of Course Organisers, National Association of GP Tutors, World Organisation of Family Doctors},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={
          93-8
        }
}
In the light of rapid demographic change and increased globalisation of health, ways to consult effectively across language barriers are increasingly important. This article describes the development, organisation and evaluation of a UK workshop designed to develop the skills of undergraduate medical students consulting with patients with limited English proficiency, using specially recruited and trained bilingual simulated patients. The authors discuss the advantages and areas for development… CONTINUE READING

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