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What can we talk about, in which language, in what way and with whom? Sami patients’ experiences of language choice and cultural norms in mental health treatment
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-05-13)
<p><i>Background - </i>The Sami in Norway have a legal right to receive health services adapted to Sami language and culture. This calls for a study of the significance of language choice and cultural norms in Sami patients’ encounters with mental health services. <p><i>Objectives - </i>To explore the significance of language and cultural norms in communication about mental health topics experienced ...
“You never know who are Sami or speak Sami”. Clinicians’ experiences with language-appropriate care to Sami-speaking patients in outpatient mental health clinics in Northern Norway.
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-11-10)
<p><i>Background - </i>The Indigenous population in Norway, the Sami, have a statutory right to speak and be spoken to in the Sami language when receiving health services. There is, however, limited knowledge about how clinicians deal with this in clinical practice. This study explores how clinicians deal with language-appropriate care with Sami-speaking patients in specialist mental health ...