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Clinicians' Obligations to Use Qualified Medical Interpreters When Caring for Patients with Limited English Proficiency

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Title
Clinicians' Obligations to Use Qualified Medical Interpreters When Caring for Patients with Limited English Proficiency
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The AMA Journal of Ethic, March 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.3.ecas2-1703
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Abstract

Access to language services is a required and foundational component of care for patients with limited English proficiency (LEP). National standards for medical interpreting set by the US Department of Health and Human Services and by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care establish the role of qualified medical interpreters in the provision of care in the United States. In the vignette, the attending physician infringes upon the patient's right to appropriate language services and renders unethical care. Clinicians are obliged to create systems and a culture that ensure quality care for patients with LEP.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 19%
Unspecified 8 17%
Student > Master 8 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 8%
Other 14 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 38%
Unspecified 9 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 15%
Social Sciences 5 10%
Arts and Humanities 4 8%
Other 5 10%