Medical manager decisions regarding hiring sign language interpreters impact the Deaf or hard of hearing patient’s experience. Consider the risks!
Medical managers have the responsibility to hire medical sign language interpreters for Deaf/Hard of Hearing patients. WHY and HOW is the selection made?
Providing sign language interpreting for domestic violence situations is challenging. Be as educated as you can be to help raise awareness.
There are critical aspects of the mental health sign language interpreter role. Interpreters must understand settings, terminology, and compassion fatigue.
Sign language interpreters socializing in the presence of Deaf peers have changed in recent years, and it’s important to consider the community impact.
Deaf coworker interactions should be just the same as interacting with coworkers who can hear, and it can be done using simple techniques.
A sign language interpreter role can be confusing, but it is vital they ensure accurate services while working within the confines of a code of ethics.
A majority of the population is hearing, so it is important to note in Deaf culture physical touch is common and considered appropriate when communicating.
Including Deaf coworkers can be hard if you do not know where to start, but as you get to know them better interaction will become more comfortable.
Deaf culture is different than hearing culture, so knowing how to properly socialize with Deaf coworkers can positively enhance work relationships.