Should a Doctor’s Office be Required to Have a Spanish Translator?


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Should A Doctor’s Office Be Required to Have a Spanish Translator?
Offering quality health care to a patient is a human right, and it should not be taken lightly. In the next document, and following the six-steps proposed by Purtilo (2005), information was gathered and the language barrier, derived from the increasing growth of the Hispanic population in the United States, was identified as the problem to solve. The analysis demonstrated that an interpreter is needed and mandated by law in some cases. Also, it has been detected that some doctors are eligible to receive federal funding that might be used towards providing translation and/or interpretation services. Therefore, some actions and methods have been proposed to ensure a...
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