Alexander Bischoff

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Communicating with foreign language-speaking patients: is access to professional interpreters enough?
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Travel Med 17:15-20. 2010
  2. pmc Improving communication between physicians and patients who speak a foreign language
    Alexander Bischoff
    Quality of Care Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals
    Br J Gen Pract 53:541-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint The self-reported health of immigrant groups in Switzerland
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Bernoullistrasse 28, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:325-35. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Doctor-patient gender concordance and patient satisfaction in interpreter-mediated consultations: an exploratory study
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Travel Med 15:1-5. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint [Nursing interpreters? Interpreting nurses?]
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institut für Pflegewissenschaft, Universitat Basel
    Pflege 20:343-51. 2007
  6. doi request reprint The cost of war and the cost of health care - an epidemiological study of asylum seekers
    Alexander Bischoff
    Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 141:w13252. 2011
  7. pmc What do language barriers cost? An exploratory study among asylum seekers in Switzerland
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:248. 2010
  8. pmc Chronic disease management in Sub-Saharan Africa: whose business is it?
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2258-70. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Language barriers between nurses and asylum seekers: their impact on symptom reporting and referral
    Alexander Bischoff
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 57:503-12. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint "Migrant-friendly hospitals": a European initiative in an age of increasing mobility
    Alexander Bischoff
    Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    World Hosp Health Serv 45:7-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Communicating with foreign language-speaking patients: is access to professional interpreters enough?
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Travel Med 17:15-20. 2010
    ..This is worrisome because these strategies have been shown to be associated with poor quality health care...
  2. pmc Improving communication between physicians and patients who speak a foreign language
    Alexander Bischoff
    Quality of Care Unit, Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals
    Br J Gen Pract 53:541-6. 2003
    ..Communication between physicians and patients is particularly challenging when patients do not speak the local language (in Switzerland, they are known as allophones)...
  3. ncbi request reprint The self-reported health of immigrant groups in Switzerland
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Bernoullistrasse 28, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    J Immigr Minor Health 10:325-35. 2008
    ..More than 20% of people living in Switzerland are immigrants, defined as people with foreign nationality. This study examines health disparities between the main immigrant groups in Switzerland and the majority Swiss population...
  4. doi request reprint Doctor-patient gender concordance and patient satisfaction in interpreter-mediated consultations: an exploratory study
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Travel Med 15:1-5. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the effect of gender in consultations with foreign language-speaking patients and in interpreter-mediated consultations...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Nursing interpreters? Interpreting nurses?]
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institut für Pflegewissenschaft, Universitat Basel
    Pflege 20:343-51. 2007
    ..However in clinical everyday life the consistent use of interpreters is not always feasible. Thus, the setting-up of a pool of hospital-based ("internal"), trained bilingual health professionals appears to be an acceptable alternative...
  6. doi request reprint The cost of war and the cost of health care - an epidemiological study of asylum seekers
    Alexander Bischoff
    Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, Division of International and Humanitarian Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 141:w13252. 2011
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  7. pmc What do language barriers cost? An exploratory study among asylum seekers in Switzerland
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:248. 2010
    ..This purpose of this study was to investigate the association between language barriers and the costs of health care...
  8. pmc Chronic disease management in Sub-Saharan Africa: whose business is it?
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 6:2258-70. 2009
    ..We conclude by making a strong case for the building up and strengthening the health workforce, insisting on the crucial role of nurses, their training, and involvement in chronic disease management...
  9. ncbi request reprint Language barriers between nurses and asylum seekers: their impact on symptom reporting and referral
    Alexander Bischoff
    Department of Community Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Soc Sci Med 57:503-12. 2003
    ..These results suggest the importance of addressing language barriers in primary care centres in order to adequately detect and refer traumatised refugees. To address this problem, the use of professional interpreters is recommended...
  10. ncbi request reprint "Migrant-friendly hospitals": a European initiative in an age of increasing mobility
    Alexander Bischoff
    Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, Geneva University Hospitals, Switzerland
    World Hosp Health Serv 45:7-9. 2009
    ..We summarise the current health situation of these groups, describe how the EU initiative began and how it led to the Amsterdam declaration, and conclude by outlining current developments...
  11. doi request reprint Health and ill health of asylum seekers in Switzerland: an epidemiological study
    Alexander Bischoff
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 19:59-64. 2009
    ..In this study, we investigated the actual burden of disease among asylum seekers...
  12. pmc Access to healthcare interpreter services: where are we and where do we need to go?
    Alexander Bischoff
    Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care, Geneva University Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2838-44. 2010
    ..Future efforts should focus on sensitizing health professionals to the problems associated with use of ad hoc interpreters, as well as facilitating access to professional interpreters...
  13. doi request reprint Uptake of breast cancer screening measures among immigrant and Swiss women in Switzerland
    Marina Fontana
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 138:752-8. 2008
    ..The situation for immigrant women in Switzerland is compounded by the fact that all women living in Switzerland are at major risk of developing breast cancer during their lifetime...
  14. doi request reprint Self-reported cardiovascular risk factors in immigrants and Swiss nationals
    Florian F Grossmann
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Petersgraben 2, Basel, Switzerland
    Public Health Nurs 28:129-39. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the prevalence of self-reported cardiovascular risk factors differs between immigrants and Swiss nationals...
  15. doi request reprint Interpreter-mediated diabetes consultations: a qualitative analysis of physician communication practices
    Patricia Hudelson
    Department of Community Medicine, Primary Care and Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 14:163. 2013
    ..The purpose of our study was to explore how physicians communicate in interpreter-mediated consultations with diabetic patients, and how their communication behaviors may impact diabetes communication and care...
  16. pmc Reproductive health care for asylum-seeking women - a challenge for health professionals
    Elisabeth Kurth
    Institute of Nursing Science, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 10:659. 2010
    ..We also investigated how the health professionals involved perceived the experience of providing health care for these patients...