medical interpreter

October 23, 2015

Medical Interpreting Cultural Conflicts and How to Overcome Them

The job of any interpreter is challenging and complex, but this is especially true for health care interpreters, as they must not only be linguistically qualified, but also sensitive to cultural differences. In the typical medical setting, a medical interpreter acts as a neutral liaison between a patient and medical professionals who speak a different language from the patient. The interpreter’s code of ethics ensures that an interpreter’s opinions do not influence the patient’s decisions in any way while maintaining a comfortable, accurate stream of communication between the patient and medical staff. Aside from interpreting the exchange of words and […]