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Public health nurses’ experiences of using interpreters when meeting with Arabic-speaking first-time mothers

Rifai, Elissa ; Janlöv, Ann Christin LU and Garmy, Pernilla LU (2018) In Public Health Nursing 35(6). p.574-580
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate public health nurses’ experiences of using interpreters when meeting with Arabic-speaking first-time mothers. Design and Sample: An inductive qualitative design was used. Individual interviews were conducted with Swedish public health nurses (n = 11) with experience of working in child health care with interpreters when meeting with Arabic-speaking first-time mothers. Measures: Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results: The analysis of the interviews resulted in one overarching theme: Having to accept and learn to incorporate interpreters when meeting with Arabic-speaking first-time mothers. Three subthemes were identified: (a) enabling an understanding of the... (More)

Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate public health nurses’ experiences of using interpreters when meeting with Arabic-speaking first-time mothers. Design and Sample: An inductive qualitative design was used. Individual interviews were conducted with Swedish public health nurses (n = 11) with experience of working in child health care with interpreters when meeting with Arabic-speaking first-time mothers. Measures: Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis. Results: The analysis of the interviews resulted in one overarching theme: Having to accept and learn to incorporate interpreters when meeting with Arabic-speaking first-time mothers. Three subthemes were identified: (a) enabling an understanding of the situation of the mothers; (b) contributing to a trustful relationship; and (c) creating disturbing elements in the dialogue. Conclusions: Using interpreters optimized the conversation between the public health nurse and the Arab-speaking first-time mother; however, the complexity of using interpreters was also apparent.

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child health care, experiences, first-time mothers, interpreters, interview, public health nurses, qualitative content analysis
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Public Health Nursing
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574 - 580
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Wiley-Blackwell
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0737-1209
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10.1111/phn.12539
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  author       = {Rifai, Elissa and Janlöv, Ann Christin and Garmy, Pernilla},
  issn         = {0737-1209},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {574--580},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Public Health Nursing},
  title        = {Public health nurses’ experiences of using interpreters when meeting with Arabic-speaking first-time mothers},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/56691473/Elissa_accepted_version2018.docx},
  doi          = {10.1111/phn.12539},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2018},
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