Medical interpreters are exposed to many potential health hazards when working in medical facilities; proper documentation can go a long way to ensure their well-being.
As medical interpreters, we make every effort to establish rapport while navigating delicate boundaries with the people we interact with professionally. But what happens when our professional lives intersect with our personal lives?
When the medical interpreter becomes the target of poor behavior, it's helpful to be prepared to respond appropriately and professionally.
Healthcare interpreting can be hazardous, especially for interpreters who work onsite at hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Interpreters need to be aware of potential health and safety hazards and take the appropriate measures to minimize or eliminate the risks.