Medical Interpreters Help Patients, Doctors Communicate

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

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  • Hospitals often missing dementia despite prior diagnosis
    The study, published today in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, also finds that those of ethnic minority backgrounds are almost twice as likely to have missed diagnoses in general hospitals compared to white patients.
    04/24/2018 - 2:00 pm | View Link
  • New Cree medical app teaches doctors and patients medical terms to communicate
    It's going to be very useful for the interpreters, translators or other people who escort patients," said Petawabano. Petawabano said the app will also be useful for front-line workers such as doctors and nurses and make it easier for patients to ...
    04/24/2018 - 3:40 am | View Link
  • St. Mary's turning staffers into medical interpreters
    They're learning not only medical terms, But cultural norms And tips for being the middleman in a conversation. Until now, doctors and patients have used a "language line", communicating by phone. "It works, but often times it's cumbersome," said Bowersox.
    04/4/2018 - 4:40 pm | View Link
  • USC Upstate researchers work to improve medical care for deaf patients
    The pair worked Wednesday afternoon with a group of about 50 Mary Black School of Nursing students to practice communicating with deaf patients. “It’s a huge problem that they cannot communicate (with doctors ... and video interpreters are available ...
    03/1/2017 - 12:33 pm | View Link
  • Need for medical interpreters grows
    Michelle Auchenbach, office manger for Exeter Pediatrics, Exeter Township, and Berks Pediatrics, Muhlenberg Township, said communication among doctors ... that they discourage patients or parents from using family members as interpreters.
    12/5/2016 - 11:01 am | View Link
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  • Language interpretation
    Many Indo-European languages have words for interpreting and interpreters. Expressions in Germanic, Scandinavian and Slavic languages denoting an interpreter can be traced back to Akkadian, around 1900 BCE.
    04/22/2018 - 9:18 pm | View Website
  • Interpreters
    Interpreting Services are available to patients in several languages including Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish and Russian. We also provide interpreters in American Sign Language.
    04/22/2018 - 7:59 pm | View Website
  • Information for Your Patients
    Find information to give to your patients about insurance, travel and lodging, international services, and more at Mayo Clinic.
    04/22/2018 - 1:26 pm | View Website
  • Taw Hill Medical Practice
    Taw Hill Medical Practice Taw Hill Village Centre,Aiken Road,Swindon SN25 1UH, Information about the doctors surgery opening hours, appointments, online prescriptions, health information and much more
    04/22/2018 - 9:29 am | View Website
  • IMIA
    This 102-hour curriculum is designed to train entry-level medical interpreters in English/Spanish to meet the needs of doctors' offices, hospitals, emergency rooms, and other medical facilities.
    04/22/2018 - 1:37 am | View Website
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