International Series

Multilingual Healthcare

A Global View on Communicative Challenges

Editors: Hohenstein, Christiane, Lévy-Tödter, Magdalène (Eds.)

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  • Addresses multilingual healthcare communication around the globe
  • Aims to pave new directions of communicative and methodological agendas
  • Covers studies from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Greenland
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This volume is the first to address multilingual healthcare communication around the globe and focuses on institutional, social and linguistic challenges and resources of the healthcare industry. It comprises studies from Canada, Australia, South Africa, Greenland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, and aims to introduce new paths of communicative and methodological agendas, casting a critical view on current linguistic practices in healthcare, nursing and medical interactions. With increased personal mobility in a global society, the need for multilingual staff is on the rise in medical institutions and healthcare organisations, and communicative competencies and practices involving different languages pose challenges for medical doctors, healthcare staff and patients alike. Many studies have highlighted the crucial role played by interpreters and interpreting staff, but the diversity of language situations in different countries requires very different approaches and solutions. Additionally, it may not be possible to develop a single agenda of language services for different medical areas with different needs for counselling, with various forms of treatment that require explanation and the patient‘s informed consent and with varying approaches to the relationship between medical professionals and patients. How to best organise medical (digital) language services in countries as different as South Africa, Greenland, Germany, Belgium and Australia calls for a diversity of possible solutions. The current volume makes a variety of such solutions and practices available for medical staff and healthcare institutions faced with international patients and working with international medical staff. It makes the challenges palpable on an international scale in a way that comparisons may be drawn between different solutions as well as their socio-cultural and institutional implications. This volume is intended for policy makers, medical and healthcare practitioners, institutions, interpreters, teachers and students in professional multilingual healthcare.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Christiane Hohenstein is a professor of Intercultural Studies and Linguistic Diversity at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Applied Linguistics (Switzerland). Prof. Dr. Magdalène Lévy-Tödter is a professor of Intercultural Competences at FOM University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg (Germany).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Hohenstein, Christiane (et al.)

  • Considering Mono- and Multilingual Interactions on a Continuum: An Analysis of Interactions in Medical Settings

    Pages 11-37

    Bigi, Sarah (et al.)

  • Patients’ Initiatives and the Achievement of Medical Compliance in Talk with Migrant Patients and with(out) Interpreting Aid

    Pages 39-63

    Baraldi, Claudio (et al.)

  • On Certain Characteristics of ‘Diabetes Consultations’

    Pages 65-82

    Bührig, Kristin (et al.)

  • Multilingual Counselling in Preventive Healthcare

    Pages 83-131

    Rehbein, Jochen

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Softcover 25,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Multilingual Healthcare
Book Subtitle
A Global View on Communicative Challenges
Editors
  • Christiane Hohenstein
  • Magdalène Lévy-Tödter
Series Title
International Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Gabler Verlag
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-27120-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-27120-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-27119-0
Series ISSN
2524-6739
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 347
Number of Illustrations
81 b/w illustrations
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