This paper analyzes the need for language services in the healthcare system. While U.S. law requires the provision of medical services, patients and families often do not receive the services they need. Even patients and family members with strong English language abilities may struggle with medical language or in an emotionally charged context. This paper uses a feminist analysis, drawing on Social Contract Theory and Kantian ethics, to argue for the ethical responsibility of healthcare providers to offer adequate interpretive services.
The University of Puget Sound
"What Moral Obligations do Healthcare Providers Have to Offer Language Services?,"
Sound Decisions: An Undergraduate Bioethics Journal: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/sounddecisions/vol5/iss1/2