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Check out the recording of our webinar with the wonderful Izabel Souza.
We had a great discussion about the cultural work of medical interpreters and Izabel shared lots of interesting insights and real-life examples.
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Highlights of the Show
1) What are the tasks that you consider of a cultural nature? (view answer)
2) How does the cultural work of interpreters impact the care and/or the organizations they serve? (view answer)
3) What recommendations do you have for interpreters? (view answer)
You can watch the replay of the entire episode right here.
Dr. Souza is an industry expert, academic author, instructor, and researcher on translation and interpreting. She served as Secretary General for the International Federation of Translators (FIT), as President, and later as Executive Director, of the International Medical Interpreters Association.
She taught interpreting for Bridging the Gap, i2B, Boston University, Cambridge University, and Osaka University.
Currently, her positions include: editorial board of BABEL; advisory board of Miami Dade College T&I Program; healthcare chair of the National Language Access Coalition; and project leader of the ISO 21998 Standard on Healthcare Interpreting.
Her first book Intercultural Mediation in Healthcare, describing the cultural work of medical interpreters, was published in 2016. She is writing her second book entitled Intercultural Communication for Healthcare Providers.
She is an active member of numerous T&I associations and is passionate about promoting language access as a human right.
In this episode you will learn:
- What the cultural aspect of the medical interpreters’ work involves;
- How their work influences the organizations they serve;
- How they should go about their cultural work;
…and much more!
Useful Links and Resources
Standards of Practice that are specifically designed for medical/healthcare interpreting, in order of date of publication:
International Medical Interpreters Association & Education Development Center. (2007). Standards of practice. (note: developed in 1995 with two revisions – available in 5 languages)
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Hugs from Toronto and Nizhny Novgorod!