Understanding medical interpreters: reconceptualizing bilingual health communication.

  title={Understanding medical interpreters: reconceptualizing bilingual health communication.},
  author={Elaine Hsieh},
  journal={Health communication},
  volume={20 2},
This article provides a new approach in conceptualizing bilingual health communication, emphasizing the differences between types of medical interpreters as well as the interrelationships among all participants in bilingual health communication. Confronted by the conflicting results of interpreting services in medical settings, the author used past research to explain why medical interpreters should be categorized into different categories (i.e., chance interpreters, untrained interpreters… CONTINUE READING

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