Working Papers in Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities

The Working Papers (WP) reflect ongoing work carried out by a community of researchers known as the HCALM-Network (Health Care Access for Linguistic Minorities Network). The goal of the WP is to focus on making available pre-publication versions of articles, syntheses of the literature, re-publication of existing articles to increase accessibility, and the like. HCALM-Network’s research is part of a growing movement worldwide to understand patient-practitioner communication and its impact on the delivery of health care and social services. In particular, the network investigates communication between patients and health professionals, where the health professional has to use a second language and where this poses a potential language barrier that may compromise equitable access to health care.