Interpreting in the medical setting is serious business. Having a good laugh can help interpreters build the stamina to get through the challenges of working in the medical setting.
Building relationships is essential to being an effective interpreter.
These are three things medical interpreter managers can do to create a good work environment for their team:
Medical interpreters need ways to work through challenging situations so that they can continue to do their invaluable work.
There are many factors that contribute to the burnout of medical interpreters. Putting yourself in a temporal squeeze is one of them.
Healthcare interpreters’ senses are constantly bombarded with information. Sometimes this information is a cause for joy. Other times this information is a cause for sorrow. As part of an interpreter’s daily self-care practices, it is helpful to incorporate strategies that soothe and renew the senses.