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In Our Hands - Educating Healthcare Interpreters

In Our Hands - Educating Healthcare Interpreters (Hardback)

By Swabey, Laurie A.
By Malcolm, Karen

Deaf Americans have identified healthcare as the most difficult setting in which to obtain a qualified interpreter. Yet, relatively little attention has been given to developing evidence-based resources and a standardized body of knowledge to educate healthcare interpreters. In O...ur Hands: Educating Healthcare Interpreters addresses these concerns by delineating the best practices for preparing interpreters to facilitate full access for deaf people in healthcare settings. The first section of this volume begins with developing domains and competencies toward a teaching methodology for medical and mental health interpreters. The next chapter describes a discourse approach that relies on analyzing actual transcripts and recordings to train healthcare interpreters. Other chapters feature a model mental health interpreter training program in Alabama, using a Demand-Control Schema for experiential learning, the risk of vicarious trauma to interpreters, online educational opportunities, and interpreting for deaf health care professionals. The second section offers four perspectives on education, including healthcare literacy of the clients; the education of Deaf interpreters; the development of standards for spoken-language healthcare interpreters; and the perspectives of healthcare interpreter educators in Europe. The range and depth of In Our Hands takes significant strides in presenting educational opportunities that can enhance the critical services provided by healthcare interpreters to deaf clients.
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ISBN 9781563685217
Released NZ 28 Feb 2012
Publisher Gallaudet University Press,U.S
Format Hardback
Series Interpreter Education (part: 05)
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ISBN-13 9781563685217
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Gallaudet University Press,U.S
Imprint Gallaudet University Press,U.S.
Released 28 Feb 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Swabey, Laurie A.
By Malcolm, Karen
Series Interpreter Education (part: 05)
Category Translation & Interpretation
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 419.70071073
Weight 666g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Medical care - United States, American Sign Language, Interpreters for the deaf - Training of - United States, Deaf - Services for - United States
NBS Text Unclassifiable: WZ BIC
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly