Healthcare interpreting

Authored by: Cynthia E. Roat , Ineke H. M. Crezee

The Routledge Handbook of Interpreting

Print publication date:  March  2015
Online publication date:  February  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415811668
eBook ISBN: 9781315745381
Adobe ISBN: 9781317595021


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When a patient who does not speak English comes to the hospital, everything is foreign. The sights are foreign, the smells are foreign, the sounds are foreign. Everything is strange and frightening. The only thing that is familiar, the only thing that gives hope, is the voice of the interpreter.

Thomas June, medical interpreter, 1992

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