Pitfalls in communication with Hispanic and African-American patients: do translators help or harm?

@article{Brooks1992PitfallsIC,
  title={Pitfalls in communication with Hispanic and African-American patients: do translators help or harm?},
  author={Timothy Paul Brooks},
  journal={Journal of the National Medical Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={84 11},
  pages={941-7}
}
The Martin Luther King County General Hospital, Los Angeles, California, provides services for an equal number of Hispanics (most are recent immigrants from Mexico) and African Americans who have lived in the community since before the Watts riot in 1965. The hospital is staffed by a large percentage of foreign-trained doctors and other personnel who speak… CONTINUE READING