Availability, Accessibility, Acceptability, and Quality of Interpreting Services to Refugee Women in New Zealand

Shrestha-Ranjit, Jagamaya, Payne, Deborah, Koziol-McLain, Jane, Crezee, Ineke and Manias, Elizabeth 2020, Availability, Accessibility, Acceptability, and Quality of Interpreting Services to Refugee Women in New Zealand, Qualitative Health Research, vol. 30, no. 11, pp. 1697-1709, doi: 10.1177/1049732320924360.

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Title Availability, Accessibility, Acceptability, and Quality of Interpreting Services to Refugee Women in New Zealand
Author(s) Shrestha-Ranjit, Jagamaya
Payne, Deborah
Koziol-McLain, Jane
Crezee, Ineke
Manias, ElizabethORCID iD for Manias, Elizabeth orcid.org/0000-0002-3747-0087
Journal name Qualitative Health Research
Volume number 30
Issue number 11
Start page 1697
End page 1709
Total pages 13
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2020-09
ISSN 1049-7323
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Social Sciences
Information Science & Library Science
Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Social Sciences, Biomedical
Social Sciences - Other Topics
Biomedical Social Sciences
interpreting and translation
health literacy
refugee women's health
community navigator
qualitative research design
New Zealand
refugee women’s health
Summary A significant number of people have been displaced from their country of origin and become refugees. Good health is essential for refugees to actively engage and take up opportunities within the society in their host countries. However, negotiating a new and unfamiliar health system hinders refugees’ ability to access and make use of the available health services. Communication difficulties due to language barriers are the most commonly cited challenges faced by refugees in accessing and utilizing health services post-resettlement. In this study, we aimed to examine effectiveness of interpreting services for refugee women in New Zealand. Data were collected through three sources: focus groups with Bhutanese women, focus group with Bhutanese men, and individual interviews with health professionals. The findings of this study reveal inadequacies and constraints in the provision of a socioculturally and linguistically effective interpreting service to Bhutanese women and provide evidence for recommendations to address these inadequacies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1049732320924360
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 11 Medical and Health Sciences
16 Studies in Human Society
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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