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The Dual-Role Interpreter

by Cynthia E. Roat, MPH Imagine a hospital where 25% of the patient population needs an interpreter. And imagine that of those patients, 95% speak Spanish. Now imagine that in that same hospital, about half of all the Medical Assistants … Continue reading

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Bilingual or Interpreter?

Question for today: Can any bilingual person interpret? Consider the concert pianist. She sweeps onto the stage in a floor length gown, bows to the applauding crowd, seats herself gracefully at the gleaming black Steinway grand piano. She bows her … Continue reading

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