Ethical interpreting in health care settings
How do practitioners, interpreters and service users work through the challenges of intercultural communication in health care settings?
What can we learn from their experiences?
Where do they need support?
This 2 year interdisciplinary research project explored the experiences of practitioners, interpreters and service users who are grappling with issues and challenges of intercultural communication in clinical and non-clinical health care settings. Using an innovative mixed method design, we have produced 5 short films and supporting materials to help develop a more reflexive practice, and provide stimuli for debate on how to address the complexities of working in and through different language contexts. This project is of significance for the development of Scotland’s future generations of health care providers and interpreters.
Principal Investigator: Prof Alison Phipps
Post Doctoral Research Associate: Dr Teresa Piacentini
Co-investigators: Dr Ima Jackson, Dr Niamh Stack, Prof Kate O’Donnell
Non-HEI Partner: Tanveer Parnez (BEMIS)