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Project: Ethical Interpreting in Health Care Settings

Ethical Interpreting in Health Care Settings

This two year interdisciplinary research project explored the experiences of practitioners, interpreters and service users who are grappling with issues and challenges of intercultural communication in clinical and non-clinical health care settings. Using an innovative mixed method design, we produced five short films and supporting materials to help develop a more reflexive practice, and provide stimuli for debate on how to address the complexities of working in and through different language contexts. This project is of significance for the development of Scotland’s future generations of health care providers and interpreters. It also has potential for a far wider reach for exploring intercultural communication beyond healthcare.

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