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Multilingual Healthcare

A Global View on Communicative Challenges

  • Christiane Hohenstein
  • Magdalène Lévy-Tödter
Book

Part of the FOM-Edition book series (FOMEDITION)

Also part of the International Series book sub series (INTSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Christiane Hohenstein, Magdalène Lévy-Tödter
    Pages 1-9
  3. Kristin Bührig, Jutta Fienemann, Stephan Schlickau
    Pages 65-82
  4. Christiane Hohenstein, Magdalène Lévy-Tödter
    Pages 235-283
  5. Ellen Van Praet, July De Wilde, Abdil Karanfil
    Pages 285-310

About this book

Introduction


This volume is the first to address multilingual healthcare communication around the globe and focuses on institutional, social and linguistic challenges and resources of the healthcare industry. It comprises studies from Canada, Australia, South Africa, Greenland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, and aims to introduce new paths of communicative and methodological agendas, casting a critical view on current linguistic practices in healthcare, nursing and medical interactions. 
With increased personal mobility in a global society, the need for multilingual staff is on the rise in medical institutions and healthcare organisations, and communicative competencies and practices involving different languages pose challenges for medical doctors, healthcare staff and patients alike. 
Many studies have highlighted the crucial role played by interpreters and interpreting staff, but the diversity of language situations in different countries requires very different approaches and solutions. Additionally, it may not be possible to develop a single agenda of language services for different medical areas with different needs for counselling, with various forms of treatment that require explanation and the patient‘s informed consent and with varying approaches to the relationship between medical professionals and patients. How to best organise medical (digital) language services in countries as different as South Africa, Greenland, Germany, Belgium and Australia calls for a diversity of possible solutions. The current volume makes a variety of such solutions and practices available for medical staff and healthcare institutions faced with international patients and working with international medical staff. It makes the challenges palpable on an international scale in a way that comparisons may be drawn between different solutions as well as their socio-cultural and institutional implications. This volume is intended for policy makers, medical and healthcare practitioners, institutions, interpreters, teachers and students in professional multilingual healthcare.

Content
  • Approaches at the level of doctor/nurses-patient relationships in intercultural settings
  • Challenges in healthcare interpreting 
  • Pragmatic competences of physicians and international medical graduates 

The Editors
Prof. Dr. Christiane Hohenstein is a professor of Intercultural Studies and Linguistic Diversity at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Applied Linguistics (Switzerland). 
Prof. Dr. Magdalène Lévy-Tödter is a professor of Intercultural Competences at FOM University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg (Germany).

Keywords

Health Communication Multilingual Medical Setting Medical Interpreting International Medical Doctors Migrant Patients Technological Mediation Deaf Patients

Editors and affiliations

  • Christiane Hohenstein
    • 1
  • Magdalène Lévy-Tödter
    • 2
  1. 1.LCC – Department Angewandte LinguistikZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte WissenschaftenWinterthurSwitzerland
  2. 2.FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & ManagementHamburgGermany

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Christiane Hohenstein is a professor of Intercultural Studies and Linguistic Diversity at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Applied Linguistics (Switzerland). 
Prof. Dr. Magdalène Lévy-Tödter is a professor of Intercultural Competences at FOM University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg (Germany).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multilingual Healthcare
  • Book Subtitle A Global View on Communicative Challenges
  • Editors Christiane Hohenstein
    Magdalène Lévy-Tödter
  • Series Title FOM-Edition
  • Series Abbreviated Title FOM-Edition
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27120-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-658-27119-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-658-27120-6
  • Series ISSN 2625-7114
  • Series E-ISSN 2625-7122
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 347
  • Number of Illustrations 81 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Care Management
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