Posts tagged #Medical Environment

I Don't Need an Interpreter (Bonus Story)

When the patient or family members are bilingual, it might not be immediately apparent to the medical team if an interpreter is needed or not. As a medical interpreter, you might find yourself in this situation, too, if you are ever in need of medical care. As it turns out, sometimes an interpreter is truly not required.

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: How Consistency Can Save Interpreting

Consistency in any service, from a grocery store, to banks, to the doctor office, needs to be a consistent system. If Google marries Siri, will that fix all the variables for a consistent experience where ever you go?  Let's hope that isn't the answer.

5 Things Medical Interpreters Need to Know About Informed Consent

Cynthia Peinado Hermosillo highlights her topic on informed consent, which she’ll present at the 9th Annual TAHIT Educational Symposium.

Healthcare Interpreters: Prepare for the Changes in Our Profession!

Eliana Lobo shares highlights of her presentation for working medical interpreters, which she'll present at the 9th Annual TAHIT Educational Symposium.

The ABCs of Interpreting in Pediatrics

Interpreting in pediatrics is unique to other settings in that interpreters, like pediatricians, are dealing with young patients and their caregivers.

Medical Interpreter Safety: 3 Survival Tips When Home and Work Collide

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?