Foreign language interpreting in psychiatric practice

Price J. (1975) Foreign language interpreting in psychiatric practice. Australasian Psychiatry, 9 4: 263-267. doi:10.3109/00048677509159860


Author Price J.
Title Foreign language interpreting in psychiatric practice
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
Publication date 1975-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/00048677509159860
Volume 9
Issue 4
Start page 263
End page 267
Total pages 5
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
Abstract Synopsis This article examines the problems of foreign language interpreting in psychiatric practice. It is demonstrated how an interpreter's apparent competence may readily be mistaken for true competence and that it is well worthwhile formally assessing an interpreter's command of his second language. In interpreting from patient to psychiatrist, the omission of important material was found to be a noteworthy feature. Here the meaninglessness of material not only favoured its omission but also often indicated important psychopathology. It was found that the more psychotic the patient the more likely it was that mistakes in interpreting from patient to doctor would occur.
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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