Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Clinical Update

Using an Interpreter in Psychiatric Practice

Topics: Affordable Care Act (ACA) | Culture | Diversity | Interpreter | Language | Translator

According to US census data, 21.9% of the US population speaks ‌a language other than English at home: chiefly Spanish, followed by Chinese (Center for Immigration Studies; Language barriers impair a child’s ability to receive appropriate, timely psychiatric treatment. Given these facts, as clinicians, we often need interpr

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