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24. Working with Medical Interpreters

Running Time: 6:48

The key to the patient interview is getting as full a story from the patient as possible, even when the patient and clinician speak different languages. When working with a medical interpreter, the clinican should outline their specific goals for the interview. The ideal interpreter is a "cultural navigator" who is neutral but trained in both languages and cultures and can help the clinician obtain relevant patient information that might otherwise be missed.

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