Training doctors in how to work with interpreters

Tebble, Helen 2001, Training doctors in how to work with interpreters, in Interpreting in the community : the complexity of the profession, Critical Link, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, pp. 38-38.

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Title Training doctors in how to work with interpreters
Author(s) Tebble, Helen
Conference name Critical Link. Conference (3rd : 2001 : Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Conference location Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Conference dates 22-26 May 2001
Title of proceedings Interpreting in the community : the complexity of the profession
Publication date 2001
Start page 38
End page 38
Publisher Critical Link
Place of publication Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Summary The medical interpreter's performance can be enhanced if the physician is trained to work effectively with the interpreter. This paper reports on the training of first year medical interns at Southernhealth, a regional network of hospitals in Victoria, Australia. This Commonwealth funded programme was compulsory for all first year doctors. Workshops occurred in the simulator training unit using accident and emergency scenarios. Core teaching material comprised the video and book, Medical Interpreting. Participants were medical interns, qualified telephone medical interpreters, the chief hospital interpreter and the main instructor. Each intern engaged in a simulated role play; observational notes and feedback were recorded. The teaching methodology has demonstrated it to be a programme that skills the physician to work effectively with the medical interpreter. The material and the methodology can be used by interpreters and medical communication specialists to train medical practitioners.
Language eng
Field of Research 200399 Language Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category L3 Extract of paper (minor conferences)
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