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Overcoming language barriers in healthcare: A protocol for investigating safe and effective communication when patients or clinicians use a second language

  • Renata F. I. Meuter1Email author,
  • Cindy Gallois2,
  • Norman S. Segalowitz1, 3,
  • Andrew G. Ryder3, 4 and
  • Julia Hocking1
BMC Health Services Research201515:371

Received: 2 February 2015

Accepted: 24 August 2015

Published: 10 September 2015

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24 Aug 2015 Editorially accepted
10 Sep 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12913-015-1024-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
Department of Psychology, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada