Advertisement

Interpreting Competence: Nursing Staff and Family Members as Ad Hoc Interpreters in Hospitals

  • Birte Pawlack
Chapter

Abstract

When patients lacking German language abilities come to German hospitals, communication problems tend to arise between these patients and the physicians treating them. These communication problems are generally solved by the use of ad hoc interpreters. The survey from Pöchhacker (2000) reveals that mostly bilingual family members (family interpreters) and nursing staff translate for them and enable understanding.

Keywords

Nursing Staff Medical Term Speech Action German Word Translation Method 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Birte Pawlack 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Birte Pawlack

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations