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Interpreter speaks the language of medicine

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Interpreter speaks the language of medicine

By Cindy Atoji Keene | April 24, 2017 There’s often a quiet resilience and dignified reserve among the older Vietnamese patients who come to Boston Medical Center. English is not their first language, and navigating the health care system...
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16 Expressions Medical Interpreters Should Know

16 Expressions Medical Interpreters Should Know

Similar to how it’s difficult to interpret humor into another language while keeping the original meaning of the joke, sometimes medical interpreters run into the issue of English healthcare expressions that are meaningless in a foreign language. While an English speaker may not have any trouble understanding the idiom,...
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Return visits to the ER more likely for patients with limited English

Return visits to the ER more likely for patients with limited English

Patients with limited English in the emergency room are slightly more likely to return within days, suggesting their care the first time was not as good as it could have been, researchers say. In a study in one New York hospital, about 4 percent...
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Can You Listen And Speak At The Same Time? – Simultaneous Interpreter Tips

Can You Listen And Speak At The Same Time? - Simultaneous Interpreter Tips

Most people aren’t born with amazing multitasking skills allowing them to actively listen and translate to an audience at the same time, but everyone can develop them... Simultaneous interpreters need to listen to what they're interpreting, translate it, and repeat it at the same...
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