The Impact of Language Barriers on Documentation of Informed Consent at a Hospital with On-Site Interpreter Services

@article{Schenker2007TheIO,
  title={The Impact of Language Barriers on Documentation of Informed Consent at a Hospital with On-Site Interpreter Services},
  author={Yael Schenker and Frances M Wang and Sarah Jane Selig and Rita K Ng and Alicia Calleja Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={22},
  pages={294 - 299}
}
Informed consent is legally and ethically required before invasive non-emergent procedures. Language barriers make obtaining informed consent more complex. Determine the impact of language barriers on documentation of informed consent among patients in a teaching hospital with on-site interpreter services. Matched retrospective chart review study. Eligible Chinese- and Spanish-speaking patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) who received a thoracentesis, paracentesis, or lumbar puncture… CONTINUE READING

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