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?
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Hospitals may experience some challenges in hiring certified qualified Sign Language Interpreters in medical settings due to their budget or lack of training. But equal communication access is necessary for accurate services and care for Deaf patients.
Sometimes hospitals refuse Sign Language Interpreting Services. What should you do about it, and how can you get the services you or your family need?
Power positions affect medical sign language interpretation and can be the determining factor in whether Deaf patients can receive proper care or not.
Large setting lip-reading occurs in a group of more than one person. It is highly complex & almost impossible for a D/deaf consumer to follow with accuracy.
Staff Medical Sign Language Interpreters have many responsibilities. However, it is important they do not overburden or skew ethical lines.
ASL Sign Language Interpreters wait outside a D/deaf patient’s room for a variety of reasons, but are always “available” for equal access to communication.
Ethics and an accurate sign language interpretation go hand in hand. Sign Language Interpreters make ethical considerations in each medical setting.