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O'Malley, Mary-Pat – Language Policy, 2010
Maternity care in Ireland has been described as a "testament to the strength and influence of the medical profession" (Mc Kee 1986: 192). A review of maternity and gynaecology services in the Dublin area in 2004 revealed that "no participant...thought that the maternity services were women centred at the time" (Women's Health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Pregnancy, Birth
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Higgins, Christina – Language Policy, 2010
In the healthcare arena, language policy-related research has thus far been limited to questions about "language access," i.e., whether individuals are supplied with health information in their languages, and whether interpreters for doctor-patient consultations are provided (Martinez 2008; Ngo-Metzger et al. 2003; Partida 2007; Vahabi…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention, Public Health, International Organizations