All healthcare interpreters should experience what it's lik to rely on an interpreter for their own communication needs.
There are many happy moments in healthcare interpreting, but if you're considering making it a career, you need to ask yourself if you can handle the situations that aren't so rose-colored.
The interpreter's adherence to ethical role boundaries can leave an interpreter feeling unfulfilled and frustrated. Find alternative ways to counterbalance these frustrations.
The medical interpreter’s professional and ethical expectations apply to everyone in every encounter. How does this influence social or personal relationships between professionals?
Being in touch with current events is relevant to the work of medical interpreters, but it can get overwhelming and exhausting. Be sure to find bright spots when keeping up on the news.
Not many people get to see the amazing work of medical interpreters. If only they could!
Medical interpreter deal with pain on a daily basis. Some types of pain are especially challenging to interpret.
If your department or organizational structure reflects a top-down hierarchy, consider flipping it around so leaders are positioned to lead from the bottom up.
We celebrate the incredible talent and tireless dedication of professional medical interpreters. You truly are amazing. This video is dedicated to you.
Taking on the responsibility of managing an interpreting services department can be overwhelming. Here are some considerations on how to get started on growing a successful department.
International Translation Day will be here soon (September 30th). Make some plans to celebrate with your team of interpreters on that day!
Theses are a few things medical team members should keep in mind about sight translation.
If interpreters are not careful, sight translation can cause serious damage to communication in medical settings.
The pre-session is a powerful tool for medical interpreters.
When it comes to mistakes, the key is to create a balance between realistic expectations and reasonable accountability.