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Rosenberg E, Richard C, Lussier MT, Shuldiner T. The content of talk about health conditions and medications during appointments involving interpreters. Fam Pract. 2011 Jun;28(3):317-22. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmq094. Epub 2010 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 21088097.

Bird S. Failure to use an interpreter. Aust Fam Physician. 2010 Apr;39(4):241-2. PubMed PMID: 20372686.

Wenk-Ansohn M, Gurris N. Intercultural encounters in counselling and psychotherapy--communication with the help of interpreters. Torture. 2011;21(3):182-5. PubMed PMID: 22057106.

O'Reilly-de Brún M, MacFarlane A, de Brún T, Okonkwo E, Bonsenge Bokanga JS, Manuela De Almeida Silva M, Ogbebor F, Mierzejewska A, Nnadi L, van den Muijsenbergh M, van Weel-Baumgarten E, van Weel C. Involving migrants in the development of guidelines for communication in cross-cultural general practice consultations: a participatory learning and action research project. BMJ Open. 2015 Sep 21;5(9):e007092. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007092. PubMed PMID: 26391628; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4577965.

Lee SK, Sulaiman-Hill CR, Thompson SC. Overcoming language barriers in community-based research with refugee and migrant populations: options for using bilingual workers. BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2014 Apr 12;14:11. doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-14-11. PubMed PMID: 24725431; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4016643.


MacFarlane A, Dzebisova Z, Karapish D, Kovacevic B, Ogbebor F, Okonkwo E. Arranging and negotiating the use of informal interpreters in general practice consultations: experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the west of Ireland. Soc Sci Med. 2009 Jul;69(2):210-4. Epub 2009 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 19535192.

Rosenberg E, Richard C, Lussier MT, Shuldiner T. The content of talk about health conditions and medications during appointments involving interpreters. Fam Pract. 2011 Jun;28(3):317-22. Epub 2010 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 21088097.

Rew KT, Clarke SL, Gossa W, Savin D. Immigrant and refugee health: cross-cultural communication. FP Essent. 2014 Aug;423:30-9. PubMed PMID: 25127538.

Sander R, Laugesen H, Skammeritz S, Mortensen EL, Carlsson J. Interpreter-mediated psychotherapy with trauma-affected refugees - A retrospective cohort study. Psychiatry Res. 2019 Jan;271:684-692. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2018.12.058. Epub 2018 Dec 10. PubMed PMID: 30791342.

Björk Brämberg E, Dahlberg K. Interpreters in cross-cultural interviews: a three-way coconstruction of data. Qual Health Res. 2013 Feb;23(2):241-7. doi: 10.1177/1049732312467705. Epub 2012 Nov 27. PubMed PMID: 23258420.

Dubus N. Interpreters' subjective experiences of interpreting for refugees in person and via telephone in health and behavioural health settings in the United States. Health Soc Care Community. 2015 Sep 30. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12270. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26423673.

Eklof N, Hupli M, Leino-Kilpi H. Planning focus group interviews with asylum seekers: Factors related to the researcher, interpreter and asylum seekers. Nurs Inq. 2017 Oct;24(4). doi: 10.1111/nin.12192. Epub 2017 Mar 17. PubMed PMID: 28304117.

Eklöf N, Abdulkarim H, Hupli M, Leino-Kilpi H. Somali asylum seekers' perceptions of privacy in healthcare. Nurs Ethics. 2015 Apr 13. pii: 0969733015574927. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25870175.

Mengesha ZB, Perz J, Dune T, Ussher J. Talking about sexual and reproductive health through interpreters: The experiences of health care professionals consulting refugee and migrant women. Sex Reprod Healthc. 2018 Jun;16:199-205. doi: 10.1016/j.srhc.2018.03.007. Epub 2018 Mar 28. PubMed PMID: 29804767.

Meeuwesen L, Twilt S, ten Thije JD, Harmsen H. "Ne diyor?" (What does she say?): informal interpreting in general practice. Patient Educ Couns. 2010 Nov;81(2):198-203. Epub 2009 Nov 14. PubMed PMID: 19914790.

Splevins KA, Cohen K, Joseph S, Murray C, Bowley J. Vicarious posttraumatic growth among interpreters. Qual Health Res. 2010 Dec;20(12):1705-16. Epub 2010 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 20663936.


Bischoff A, Hudelson P. Communicating with foreign language-speaking patients: is access to professional interpreters enough? J Travel Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;17(1):15-20. PubMed PMID: 20074097.

Johnson H, Thompson A, Downs M. Non-Western interpreters' experiences of trauma: the protective role of culture following exposure to oppression. Ethn Health. 2009 Aug;14(4):407-18. PubMed PMID: 19259848.

Green H, Sperlinger D, Carswell K. Too close to home? Experiences of Kurdish refugee interpreters working in UK mental health services. J Ment Health. 2012 Jun;21(3):227-35. doi: 10.3109/09638237.2011.651659. Epub 2012 Feb 8. PubMed PMID: 22315997


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