Volunteer interpreter handbook

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Title Volunteer interpreter handbook
Creator Schmidt, Brent
Subject Volunteer interpreters; Health care; University of Utah Hospital
Description The University Hospital has an Interpreting Service Department that helps to coordinate and facilitate interpreting appointments in a variety of languages. These appointments take place in clinics throughout the hospital as well as Research Park. While Interpreting Services maintains the use of a hired staff that have both had experience and been trained, they depend on volunteer interpreters to help provide help when needed. Many of these volunteer interpreters have had experience living in countries outside of the United States, but have not had direct exposure to interpreting within the healthcare system. Employees of Interpreting Services offer a "Bridging the Gap" training for volunteer interpreters twice a year to help provide basic interpretation instruction. Service-Learning Scholars met with representatives of the Interpreting Services Department to help construct a handbook that might be used in conjunction with their training program. This handbook will serve as a resource with which new volunteer interpreters can orient themselves within the hospital, as well as with the skills necessary to play the role of interpreter. The Interpreters Office will be supplied with several hard copies of the handbook, as well as an electronic version to allow future edits and additions.
Publisher University of Utah
Date 2009
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Brent Schmidt
Program Service-Learning Scholars' Program
Contributing Institution Lowell Bennion Community Service Center
Publication Type Integrative Service Project
ARK ark:/87278/s6b039w4
Setname ir_bca
Date Created 2018-07-31
Date Modified 2018-08-01
ID 1359265
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b039w4
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