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Survey: Confidentiality of Health Care Information in CALD Communities

Catherine Larcombe | Western Sydney University Master of Clinical Psychology thesis study

Health care interpreters are invited to participate in a research project being conducted at Western Sydney University by Catherine Larcombe as her Master of Clinical Psychology thesis, supervised by Dr Roy Laube.

This study explores how confidentiality about health care is perceived and practised within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The findings of this study will inform culturally competent health care and build greater understanding of differences in cultural perspectives. As a health care interpreter you have unique insight into the influence of culture in health care.

The survey will run for approximately 15-20 minutes and participants will be asked to provide certain demographic details like age, gender and years of experience as a professional health care interpreter. Participants will then complete a questionnaire about the confidentiality of client health care information and values of the culture they interpret for.

To read the information sheet in full please click here.


To participate, please click this link to access the survey.  You are encouraged to forward this to any health care interpreters in your network.  Your participation in the survey and your support by sharing the link with others is greatly appreciated.  Applications close 30th September 2022.

What if I require further information?
Please contact Catherine Larcombe at 20497705@student.westernsydney.edu.au should you wish to discuss the research further before deciding whether or not to participate

What if I have a complaint?
If you have any complaints or reservations about the ethical conduct of this research, you may contact the Ethics Committee through Research Engagement, Development and Innovation (REDI) on Tel +61 2 4736 0229 or email humanethics@westernsydney.edu.au.

Any issues you raise will be treated in confidence and investigated fully, and you will be informed of the outcome.
If you agree to participate in this study, you may be asked to sign the Participant Consent Form. The information sheet is for you to keep and the consent form is retained by the researcher/s.

This study has been approved by the Western Sydney University Human Research Ethics Committee. The Approval number is H14999

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