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Let's talk about critical consciousness

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39143.032801.1F (Published 08 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:490
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London, London N19 5LW
  1. p.greenhalgh{at}pcps.ucl.ac.uk

    Jones is correct that many people with limited English who seek NHS care are vulnerable, sick, and disempowered and have good reasons why they cannot immediately or easily learn English.1 Adams is also correct that providing a free translation service creates a perverse incentive for people to resist …

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