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Bilingualism in the world of health and illness

Gilman, Sander L. (2008) Bilingualism in the world of health and illness. Journal of Medical Humanities 29 (3), pp. 137-146. ISSN 1041-3545.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10912-008-9058-0

Abstract

The movement of peoples across linguistic boundaries means the existence of individuals who speak, to a greater or lesser extent, more than one language. How such individuals have in the past and can in the present serve as mediators within the health care system is described and the need for closer attention to such resources stressed.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Bilingualism, hospital, history, medical access, ethnic hospitals
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Arts > English and Humanities
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2011 15:42
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/1835

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