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.