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J R Soc Med. 1995 August; 88(8): 474P–475P.
PMCID: PMC1295307

The hazards of using a child as an interpreter.

Abstract

When a language barrier prevents communication with immigrant parents, there may be a temptation to use a bilingual child as an interpreter. We report a possible hazard.

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