Interpreter Services in Mental Health Care - A Collaborative Model
Tuesday May 29, 2018
Health Care Interpreters, or Medical Interpreters, work in synergy with doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals to ensure that communication is not hampered by language disparities. They take the stage alongside other professionals and yet, this co-operative arrangement is not always acknowledged. Interpreters are often seen as ad-hoc language aides that come as needed and leave when they are no longer required.
Although many professionals respect and rely on the work of interpreters, there is not always a common understanding of the professional qualifications required of interpreters, nor about how to effectively work with interpreters in their practice. More importantly, health care providers could gain immense value from integrating interpreters as a member of their team: value that will benefit providers, patients and the system.
This webinar will:
- Provide practitioners with a solid foundation of the work and qualifications required of interpreters working in mental health settings
- Describe the Collaborative Model and its defining elements
- Positive practices when working with interpreters
- Practical tools on how to effectively work in collaboration with interpreters