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Acting as a cultural broker: how medical interpreters navigate the patient-provider relationship

The heart of Sergio Choy’s job as a medical interpreter is to capture the spirit of the message between patient and medical provider. . “You hear things like, ‘I’m feeling a little blue today,’ in English, but not in other languages. You can’t feel a color in Spanish,” said Choy, who translates between English and… READ MORE »

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VIDEO: Watch the Story of a Historic Immigration Raid in Iowa

Overnight, in 2008, a court interpreter named Erik Camayd-Freixas made national news by reporting on grave miscarriages of justice after what was then the biggest and most famous immigration raid in modern history: Postville, Iowa. Now a new documentary called America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid honors the larger picture of that story. It is a shocking tale… READ MORE »

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Hospital Is Hit with Lawsuit for Failure to Translate

A patient was discharged from a hospital in Houston, Texas. He went home—and had a stroke. That stroke was caused, according to a current lawsuit, because the hospital failed to translate this patient’s discharge instructions into a language that his son (and caretaker) could read. In what may be a first, Section 1557 of the… READ MORE »

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. One of the first things you do when you apply for any job is to dust off your resume and send it to the employer (or contracting entity, in the case of most in our profession). But how do you know what to include? What is relevant to that position or what will “sell”… READ MORE »

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How many words do you need to speak a language?

Interpreters & translators – how many words do you think you know in your second language? Do you think you know nearly as many words in your second language as you do in your native language? Just how big is your vocabulary? To figure out these answers and learn some more fun facts about language… READ MORE »

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