Western governments have a very poor record when it comes to looking after those foreign nationals who have risked their lives for them.
Interpreters are a critical part of health care for people with limited English. The shift to remote interpreting during COVID-19 could ensure more Australians who need these services can access them.
By working together with culturally and linguistically diverse groups, health services can position themselves to deliver culturally responsive care to our multicultural population.
Interpreters are essential in providing ethical and high quality health care to Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse population.