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Working With Interpreters In Health Care

Working With Interpreters In Health Care

This learning object outlines the proper guideines for nurses communicating with someone whose primary language is something other than English.

After this lesson you will be able to:

  • Summarize the range of language services provided in a healthcare setting.
  • Explain the responsibilities of interpreters.
  • Identify strategies for effectively working with an interpreter.
  • Discuss ad hoc interpreters and summarize concerns related to their use.
  • Justify when telephone interpretation is appropriate.
  • Summarize the consequences of poor interpretation services.
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