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Interpreters in Transcultural Psychiatry

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A myriad of cultural and language-related factors can affect the communication between clinicians, interpreters, and patients. Misunderstandings can lead to diagnostic errors; inadequate treatment; disengagement; and, thereby, poor clinical outcomes. A qualified interpreter can decrease the risk of miscommunication. The integration of an interpreter in the clinical encounter can shape the course of treatment and patient experience. Therefore, developing clinicians' awareness about and skills to address contextual challenges in using interpreters in transcultural psychiatry is of great importance. Clinicians who are trained to work effectively with interpreters can improve clinical outcomes for individuals with limited language proficiency. This is illustrated through a clinical case example.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
Volume70
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages3
ISSN1075-2730
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

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