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Interpreting in Health Care Settings

Interpreting in Health Care Settings

Standard Practice Paper from the National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. It is the mission of RID to provide international, national, regional, state, and local forums and an organizational structure for the continued growth and development of the professions of interpretation and transliteration of American Sign Language and English.

Interpreting in Mental Health Settings

Standard Practice Paper from RID


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Using a Mental Health Interpreter: What to Expect

The University of California Center on Deafness is committed to providing quality and innovative mental health and substance abuse services for individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have hearing loss and their families; and advancing the skills and knowledge of professionals and the community through its training programs and dissemination of written and video materials in the area of mental health and deafness/hearing loss.

Preparing for Deaf Patients in a Mental health Crisis Unit

This document is from the University of California Center on Deafness.

AA (and other 12-step) Meetings

by Kayla E.J. Kirkpatrick

This situational study examines and analyzes Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings for a sign language interpreter. First, it considers the typical setting of an AA meeting with all hearing participants, and then examines how the environment may or may not change when an interpreter and Deaf participant becomes involved. The study covers the different "values, specialized language, text materials, and goals" of AA.

Rape & RAD: Rape Aggression Defense Systems

by Greta Glielmi and Bethaney Long

This paper explains the technical aspects of rape, what the Rape Aggression Defense System program is like and how interpreters and Deaf participants fit into a hearing group program. The authors both attended an RAD class and provide excellent background knowledge for an interpreter entering an assignment that revolves around the issues of rape.

Interpreting an Annual Eye Exam

by Dina Preis

This paper considers the setting of an eye examination as a place for possible interpretation; the author looks at how a eye examine may be performed without an interpreter, how it may be performed with an interpreter, and includes a short glossary of medical terms.