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Assessment and decision-making of Swedish primary care nurses in relation to the use of interpreters
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - undergraduate level.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1981-455X
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.
University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for nursing - graduate level.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0305-8649
2017 (English)In: Journal of Health Visiting, Vol. 5, no 9, 454-460 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Communicating with immigrants in primary care can be a challenge for nurses who must assess language proficiency and decide whether to use an interpreter. The aim of this study was to examine primary care nurses’ experiences of assessment and decision-making in relation to the use of interpreters. A qualitative inductive research design was chosen and nurses with experience of professional interpreters were recruited for focus group interviews. The study results showed that primary care nurses respected immigrants as human beings and recognised their right to decline an interpreter in sensitive situations. The purpose of primary care nurses’ experiences of assessment and decision-making in relation to the use of interpreters was ensuring patient safety, the importance of reciprocal information and respect for patient autonomy.

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2017. Vol. 5, no 9, 454-460 p.
Keyword [en]
Decision-making, Language assessment, Health visiting, Primary care
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Nursing
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NURSING AND PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE, Nursing science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11801DOI: 10.12968/johv.2017.5.9.454OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11801DiVA: diva2:1159649
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Published Online: September 20, 2017

Available from: 2017-11-23 Created: 2017-11-23 Last updated: 2017-11-23Bibliographically approved

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