There are a myriad of questions you could ask to determine if a medical interpreter is capable of doing a good job. During the patient encounter, of course, you can’t audit their performance because you don’t know the language—that’s why you need them in the first place! So here are some straightforward questions you can […]
In many professions, effective communication is essential for a successful provider-consumer interaction. Particularly, healthcare providers rely on verbal and nonverbal communication as the primary tool for obtaining patients’ health history. Language and cultural barriers can lead to miscommunication, which can further lead to under- or over-diagnosis and inappropriate treatment. Over the past few decades, the […]
Do you need a medical document translated? Maybe you are just wondering how much medical translation services costs. Here are a few things to consider when shopping for a medical translation services. If you keep these questions in mind, you will have a better idea of how much to pay for a translation. As always, […]
There are a variety factors that can affect translation rates. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to get a good idea of how much your translation should cost before you even contact anyone. To clarify, I will be discussing human translation, not machine translation. There will be other blogs about the few […]
The medical field is constantly changing and evolving. As such, so is the knowledge required of an interpreter. Breakthroughs in healthcare are discovered and introduced into mainstream care regularly. These changes are not limited to terminology and treatments, but extend to an evolving code of ethics that reflects cultural and societal evolutions. To stay in […]
We all know that communication is a fundamental part of our everyday life. It is our way to convey a message, express our emotions, point out important ideas, and much more. Imagine if someone’s way to express, point out and convey a message is hindered due to a language barrier. Often, people make the wrong […]
Health education specialists from four health systems in Ohio have made a website which provides plain-language health education resources for health care professionals and others working in communities with limited English proficient populations. Do you need a medical translation? Affordable Language Services offers translation in over 200 languages!
Medical interpreter training is a never-ending process for high-quality interpreters, whose job is to help non-English speakers communicate with doctors and nurses. The medical field is constantly changing, and medical interpreters must stay current in order to keep their skills relevant. Here’s a look at three reasons why it’s important to contract with an interpreting […]