Using Interpreters in Health and Mental Health Settings

Using Interpreters in Health and Mental Health Settings

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Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the use of interpreters for clinical communication with persons who have limited understanding of English. It is intended for physicians, social workers, nurses, counselors, and psychologists, with a focus on the unique challenges and complexities of the interpreting process. Furthermore, this course will give practitioners a glimpse inside the world of interpreters so they can appreciate the dynamics involved in interpreting and assist in building a relationship of mutual respect and collaboration and an effective working environment with interpreters. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Identify demographic trends that speak to the multicultural diversity in the United States.
2. Explain the legal context of using interpreters.
3. Identify the merits and limitations of the different perspectives of interpreting.
4. Assess the advantages and disadvantages of the different interpreter models used in organizations and barriers to using professional interpreters.
5. Describe the challenges in the interpreting process.
6. Discuss best practices for building a positive and collaborative relationship between interpreters and practitioners.
7. Explain ethical issues for practitioners when working with patients not proficient in English and when working with interpreters.
8. Describe ethical principles for interpreters.

This 5-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157549329
Publisher: NetCE
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 321,330
File size: 246 KB

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