The role of the family interpreter in GP consultations

RisicogroepenGeneral practitioners (GPs), interpreters and Turkish migrant patients  think differently about the role of the family interpreter in GP consultations. Patients have more trust in family interpreters and feel empowered by them, while GPs feel out of control and have little trust in family interpreters.

These are the main findings of a study published this week in Patient Education & Counseling by Rena Zendedel, Barbara Schouten, Julia van Weert and Bas van den Putte who have conducted in depth interviews to compare the perspectives of 16 GPs, 21 Turkish migrant patients and 17 family interpreters.

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