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Working Group

The use of intepreters in medical settings 

MYAN WA has introduced working groups which aims to build knowledge and shared understanding, and take action or build advocacy on the issue of refugee and migrant young people or families concerned about interpreters not being used in  medical appointments. There are a number of issues, including: young people not being offered interpreters when required or requested; young people being used as informal interpreters for friends and family, when it is not appropriate; reluctance of medical personnel to use interpreters; and a lack of awareness by the community of interpreting services.

Click on the links below to read the notes from the two meetings held in 2017. 

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