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In Our Hands: Educating Healthcare Interpreters (Interpreter Education)by Laurie (edt) Swabey
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Deaf Americans have identified healthcare as the most difficult setting in which to obtain a qualified interpreter. Yet, relatively little attention has been given to developing evidence-based resources and a standardized body of knowledge to educate healthcare interpreters. In Our Hands: Educating Healthcare Interpreters addresses these concerns by delineating the best practices for preparing interpreters to facilitate full access for deaf people in healthcare settings.
The first section of this volume begins with developing domains and competencies toward a teaching methodology for medical and mental health interpreters. The next chapter describes a discourse approach that relies on analyzing actual transcripts and recordings to train healthcare interpreters. Other chapters feature a model mental health interpreter training program in Alabama; using a Demand-Control Schema for experiential learning; the risk of vicarious trauma to interpreters; online educational opportunities; and interpreting for deaf health care professionals. The second section offers four perspectives on education, including healthcare literacy of the clients; the education of Deaf interpreters; the development of standards for spoken-language healthcare interpreters; and the perspectives of healthcare interpreter educators in Europe. The range and depth of In Our Hands takes significant strides in presenting educational opportunities that can enhance the critical services provided by healthcare interpreters to deaf clients.
Book News Annotation:
Deaf Americans have identified healthcare as the most difficult setting in which to obtain a qualified interpreter, and this volume is part of an accelerated effort to increase the number and quality of healthcare interpreters. Approaching from the direction of health care, language, or education, contributors explore such topics as using authentic interactions in discourse training for healthcare interpreters, using demand control schema to structure experimental learning, online possibilities for healthcare interpreting education, educating interpreters as medical specialists with Deaf health professionals, contributions of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care to professionalizing healthcare interpreting between spoken languages, and a European perspective. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This study offers evidence-based resources and a standardized body of knowledge to delineate the best practices for preparing interpreters to facilitate full access for deaf people in healthcare settings.
About the Author
Laurie A. Swabey is Professor of Interpreting and ASL, St. Catherine's University, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN.
Karen Malcolm is a Canadian certified interpreter and interpreter educator specializing in medical and mental health settings.
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