Ebook: The Medical Interpreter - A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting

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Ebook: The Medical Interpreter - A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting


Authors: Marjory A. Bancroft, MA, Sofia Garcia Beyaert, MA, Katharine Allen, MA, Giovanna Carriero-Contreras, Denis Socarras-Estrada, MA
Year Published: 2016
Edition: 1st
Pages: 307 (in full color)
Publisher: Culture & Language Press
ISBN: 978-0-9966517-2-1

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Accessible and uniquely geared to the U.S. market, The Medical Interpreter approaches mediation as a series of strategically mediated human encounters: full of both negotiations and obligations in which Identities, roles, and interventions are always themselves subject to variables. At the heart of this text lie respect for the autonomy of the self, the providers, and the patients, which is respect for the profession.
— Kelly Washbourne, Professor, Kent State University

CCC is proud to offer the first U.S. university-level textbook for medical interpreting to appear in full color.

It is also the first comprehensive, research-based textbook in the world for medical interpreting, for use in universities and colleges and to support 40- to 100-hour certificate programs for medical interpreters.

Easy to read and fun to study, this book authored by experts is rich in content. Yet the text is written in basic English. The book's beautiful graphic design makes the content clear at a glance, with visual aids to meet the needs of an international audience.

As a result, this book can be used to train interpreters weaker in written English, such as newly arrived refugees, indigenous interpreters and/or interpreters who lack higher education.

The textbook includes U.S.-specific information such as:

  • An overview of the U.S. Healthcare System
  • National ethics and standards for healthcare interpreters
  • Medical interpreting skills, protocols and requirements
  • Legal interpreting in healthcare (e.g. worker's compensation and forensic exams)
  • Language access laws
  • Special topic sections such as HIPAA, universal precautions and differential diagnosis

Divided into five chapters, the book tackles the biggest challenges in the field today.

Chapter 1: An Overview of Medical Interpreting
Chapter 2: Interpreting Protocols and Skills
Chapter 3: Strategic Mediation
Chapter 4: Interpreting in Healthcare Settings
Chapter 5: The Role of the Medical Interpreter

This publication is authored by the same team of writers who produced the landmark work, The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook. Licensed trainers for that program can teach from either of these two textbooks, depending on the target audience.

Here is a breakdown of the similarities and differences between the two publications. For questions about the two textbooks, please call 410-312-5599 or email us.

Please be aware that this e-book is a non-printable file.