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How easy is it to access interpreter services?

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Kaur R et al (2014) Using face-to-face interpreters in healthcare. Nursing Times; 110: 21, 20-21.



This article discusses the use of professional interpreters in healthcare. Interpreters can improve clinical outcomes by bridging the gap in access to and quality of care between native and non-native speakers. The article also offers guidance on how to work with interpreters.


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