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Miriam Kelly # Posted on September 19, 2022 at 6:50 pm

The cultural broker/ clarifier is a particularly difficult role. Interpreting what the person says, doesn’t mean that cultural concerns will be addressed. That is something the interpreter has to look out for and be aware of. After that, the interpreter has to be active in addressing cultural issues. Even if the interpret can operate well between cultural understandings, the doctor and patient may never see eye to eye on certain things (and those things could be critical).