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Intercultural consultations

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6973.194a (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:194

Language is not the only barrier

  1. Sangeeta Patel
  1. Clinical lecturer Division of General Practice and Primary Care, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,—Jeannette Naish and colleagues challenge the commonly held belief that the factors that deter non-English speaking women from attending their general practitioner for cervical screening are the same as those that deter English speakers, according to previous studies.1 Recruiting women through posters or invitation is likely to produce an interested group willing to share their beliefs. When the reasons for not accepting or complying with a service are …

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