Healthcare interpreting

Letizia Cirillo
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Healthcare interpreting – also called Medical interpreting – is a specific type of Community interpreting occurring whenever healthcare service users and providers need to communicate but do not share the same language. This is a common circumstance in a “superdiverse” society, in which medical tourism, doctor and patient mobility, and migration have been steadily growing (Angelelli 2019).

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Further essential reading

Angelelli, Claudia
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Angelelli, Claudia V.
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Ji, Meng, Mustapha Taibi, and Ineke H. M. Crezee
(eds) 2019Multicultural Health Translation, Interpreting and Communication. London: Routledge. DOI logoGoogle Scholar
Nicodemus, Brenda, and Melanie Metzger
(eds) 2014Investigations in Healthcare Interpreting. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press. Google Scholar
Pöchhacker, Franz, and Miriam Shlesinger
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