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Facilitating Communication for Medical Histories

Interpreters can improve facilitation of communication for medical histories by understanding providers’ goals, communication styles, and different types of histories. Concepts presented by Michelle Scott, RN include the S.O.A.P. process, pain assessment, the 5 components of a medical history, communication techniques and styles, and patient reactions.


Problem Solving for Spanish Interpreters

Gloria Guzman, WA-DSHS certified medical interpreter, shares personal experiences as a professional medical interpreter to highlight cultural and linguistic dilemmas that are common among Spanish interpreters.


Medical Interpreters as Patient Navigators: Exploring the Intersection of Two Roles

This video with physician and researcher Juan Gutierrez-Sanin explores an emerging, research-based model for patient navigators, by training medical interpreters using a specialized curriculum.


Professionalism in Medical Interpreting

Interpreting Professor Therese Mirande reviews the requirements of professional medical interpreting, including training and adherence to a professional code of ethics, and guides interpreters in using critical thinking to put theory about the four traditional roles into practice.


A Focus on Clarifier and Culture Broker Roles in Medical Interpreting

This interview with Laura Holcomb, CMI provides examples and guidance about how to put the “clarifier” and “culture broker” roles into practice when working with patients and providers.


Interpreting for Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy

This interview with Rochelle Russell, Registered Speech Therapist, explores the dynamics of communicating with children in speech and language therapy encounters, with particular focus on the challenges that arise when working with different languages and cultures.


Advanced Ethics—Part 1: Interpreter Codes of Ethics & Ethical Decision Making

This video is the first in a 3-part “Advanced Ethics” series. Therese Mirande explores the 5 qualities of an ethical interpreter and explores the 5 steps for ethical decision-making.


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This video explores an emerging, research-based model for patient navigators, by training medical interpreters using a specialized curriculum.


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