Medical Interpreters Help Patients, Doctors Communicate

Demand for trained, interpreters to help doctors and patients communicate is growing.

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  • Faith enhanced on Vietnam medical missionary trip
    After much research and seeking out new doctors and therapies ... with me most of the time because I had to explain to the patients how to take their medicine,” she said. “The interpreters were mostly students who attended the university in DaNang ...
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  • Maryland Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Deaf Patients’ with Medical Provide
    Communicating with doctors and nurses by trying to read ... issues and improve communication with hearing-impaired patients, hospitals and doctor’s offices can provide more sign-language interpreters, closed-caption devices, text telephones, and video ...
    09/11/2016 - 4:16 pm | View Link
  • ‘A dangerous conversation’: Medical interpreters need extra training to help dying patients
    They become even more indispensable during patients’ dying days. But specialists say interpreters need extra training to capture the nuances of language around death. Many doctors and nurses need the assistance of interpreters not only to overcome ...
    08/16/2016 - 10:06 pm | View Link
  • Videoconferencing Connects Hearing Loss Patients with Medical Interpreters in Real-Time
    When you bring doctors and hospitalization into the mix ... when a surgical hospital paid $100,000 to settle claims from two deaf patients that said they were denied proper sign language interpreters. The hospital also agreed to set up video communication ...
    07/15/2016 - 1:41 am | View Link
  • Trained Interpreters For Patients With Limited English Can Help Avoid Medical Mishaps
    According to a study published in March, such ad hoc interpreters make nearly twice as many potentially ... These encounters involved patients who spoke Spanish at home and had limited proficiency in English. Researchers analyzed audiotapes of the visits ...
    05/21/2012 - 2:44 pm | View Link
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  • Medical interpreters help patients, doctors communicate
    Medical interpreters help patients, doctors communicate. Going to the doctor can be an uncomfortable and intimidating experience. But imagine if you couldn ...
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  • Certified Medical Interpreters
    Language barriers pose additional dilemmas for doctors caring for a patient. Not being able to accurately learn a patient’s symptoms or relay to them their healthcare ...
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  • Interpreting in Healthcare Settings
    A site with the mission of providing resources and learning opportunities in ASL & English for Interpreters and Educators related to healthcare settings
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  • Hospice interpreters use language and culture to comfort ...
    Interpreters routinely help people who speak limited English — close to 9 percent of the U.S. population, and growing — understand what’s happening in the hospital.
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  • Sign Language Interpreters at Doctors, Dentists and Hospitals
    What the law says about deaf people and interpreters for doctors, dentists, and hospitals.
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