Working with Interpreters in the Healthcare Setting

NSW Health Policy requires health staff to engage professional interpreters for patients and carers who are not fluent in English, as well as Deaf patients in all clinical settings. Professional interpreters ensure accurate transfer of messages and safety and quality in health care.

This DVD aims to increase the awareness among health staff of the risks involved in using relatives and friends to interpret. The DVD also demonstrates best practice in communicating through interpreters and showcases professional healthcare interpreting, including techniques and strategies which can be implemented in a variety of clinical consultations.

“Working with Interpreters in the Healthcare Setting” DVD is a training resource for healthcare providers, interpreters, medical and interpreting students.