Lost in Translation: When Patient Information Crosses Borders

Inger Askehave, Karen Korning Zethsen

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This article deals with an aspect of patient information that differs somewhat from the traditional scope of this journal; namely the linguistic and translational aspects of Patient Information Leaflets (PILs). During the past decade much work has been dedicated to making the English PILs as informative and lay-friendly as possible. However, much of the good work is ruined when the PIL is translated. Why is this so and what can be done about it?
TidsskriftEuropean Industrial Pharmacy
Udgave nummer11
Sider (fra-til)14-16
Antal sider3
StatusUdgivet - dec. 2011
Udgivet eksterntJa