The unmet need
In a series of focus groups, members of our research team asked clinicians about the barriers they face when giving involuntary patients rights information. One barrier participants mentioned over and over was that many of their patients didn’t understand English.
Form 13, the document clinicians use to to tell patients about their rights, seems to be available only in English.
Translated rights materials
To help fill the gap in availability of Mental Health Act rights information in other languages, we’ve translated:
- our pamphlet,
- our wallet card, and
- the captions to our video
into eight of BC’s most commonly spoken languages other than English:
- Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)
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