Ethical Translations in Healthcare Settings
This is the latest in a series of short films that shine a light on the ‘A Healthier Scotland’ project.
Ethical Translations in a Health Care Setting was a two-year research project, led by Glasgow University, into the delivery of effective intercultural communication in healthcare settings.
The project carried out a review of theory, method, policy and practice, which highlighted the need for intercultural communication in interpret-mediated health encounters. Interviews with healthcare providers, interpreters and service users explored personal and professional experiences of intercultural communication in both clinical and community settings.
Based on this work, five short educational films were developed that depict different aspects of the professional, personal and emotional issues and challenges of practice. Presenting multiple perspectives, the aim of the material is not to offer definitive solutions to overcoming the ‘language problem’ in healthcare, but to represent an opportunity to engage with the reality of intercultural communication in practice.
This project was funded under the AHRC / Scottish Funding Council Knowledge Exchange Programme, 'A Healthier Scotland'. The exciting programme consists of six knowledge exchange projects in the field of health and the environment. Collectively and individually the projects contribute strategically to the Scottish Government's national objective for a Healthier Scotland.