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Table 2 Scale of relative responsibility towards adaptation of health care for migrants, adapted from Hudelson et al. 2010*[41]

From: Adaptation of health care for migrants: whose responsibility?

Instructions: In the following propositions, you may choose between two possible attitudes when encountering migrant patients in your health service. Please, choose the statement corresponding to your opinion (one answer by proposition).
A.When immigrants' values and habits differ from those of the host country
Host country institutions should adapt to the immigrants ‘values and habits 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Migrants should adapt to the values and habits of the host country
B.When the patient does not speak the language of the host country
The health professional should always provide a professional interpreter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 It is the patient’s responsibility to find an interpreter
C.When the patient expresses the wish to be treated by a male of a female health professional
Hospitals should allow patients who request it to choose their health professional’s sex 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Patients should accept to be treated by the health professional provided by the hospital, regardless of their sex
D.When the patient cannot read the language of the host country
Hospitals should provide written information in the patient’s language 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 The patient should arrange to translate written information provided by the hospital
E.When the patient's health beliefs contradict knowledge of the health professionals
The health professional should adapt to the patient’s beliefs regarding the disease and the treatment 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 The patient should trust the explanations and recommendations of the health professional
  1. A score below 4 implies that the responsibility is placed on the health professionals or the health institutions while a score over 4 implies that the responsibility is placed on the patients. A score of 4 corresponds to an intermediate attitude in which the responsibility is shared by the patient and the health professional.