Effective medical interpretation helps build bridges to better health care.
There are many elements that contribute to successful communication in health care settings. Health professionals have their own professional culture and the language that stems from it.
Being bilingual is not enough to interpret in highly specialized fields, such as the medical field. Qualified medical interpreters must be knowledgeable in medical terminology in both the source and target languages. They must remain detached, and yet be aware of the patient’s feelings and pain. They are often called upon to communicate with the patient’s family members.
Medical interpreters need strong knowledge of medical terminology and colloquial expressions in both languages, along with cultural and personal sensitivity regarding how the patient receives the information. These interpreters help patients to communicate with doctors, nurses, and other medical staff – and their services are becoming increasingly necessary.
Language Translation, Inc. maintains a comprehensive database of Medical Certified Interpreters. No matter the location, our agency can assist you with interpreters for all of your important communications in the medical field.