Interpreting in Health Care: resources for practitioners, interpreters and service users

Interpreting in Health Care: resources for practitioners, interpreters and service users

These 5 films have been developed directly from the experiences of health care practitioners, interpreters and migrant service users. They provide an opportunity to engage with the complex realities of intercultural communication in practice.

Informal Disclosures

A patient and interpreter are chatting informally in a GP practice waiting room. They are called into the appointment by the doctor.

Informal Disclosures

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When Family Members Interpret

A health visitor visits a patient with a new baby. A family member has agreed to be present to interpret.

When Family Members Interpret

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Tensions Between Personal and Professional Boundaries

An interpreter arrives at this appointment and introduces himself to the patient who is waiting.

Tensions Between Personal and Professional Boundaries

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Encountering Awkward Characters

A community midwife visits a patient. She arrives with the interpreter at the patient’s home to find a family member present.

Encountering Awkward Characters

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Understanding the Interpreter's Role

A young man has a minor road accident. We next see him in hospital waiting for an interpreter to arrive.

Understanding the Interpreter's Role

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