interpretation and translation

Back to Basics, What’s the Difference Between Interpretation and Translation?

Interpretation and Translation Services Bridge Language Gaps: Professional language service companies (LSC) provide interpretation and translation services that aid in breaking down language barriers and facilitating communication between people who speak different languages. On a fundamental level the difference between interpretation and translation is that translation is the conversion of written text from one language…

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medical interpretation

Linguistic Obstacles Faced During Medical Interpretation; Part 2

Examples From the Field: Professional medical interpretation services aid in breaking down linguistic barriers that impede the ability to communicate. When a medical interpreter is not provided massive mistakes can take place due to poor communication and misunderstandings. Example 1: In 2010, Francisco Torres was at California’s Riverside Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center where he…

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medical interpretation

Do You Need an Interpreter for Your Physical Therapy Appointments?

Physical Therapy Appointments for LEP Individuals Should Include the Aid of a Professional Interpreter: When a limited English proficient (LEP) patient is required to attend regular physical therapy appointments to treat physical impairments, disabilities or injuries, it’s always in the best interest of everyone involved to work alongside a professional interpreter. Physical therapy is a…

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language

Language Considerations Need to Be Taken When Caring for LEP Patients

Enlist the Aid of a Professional Interpreter: Whether it’s a routine checkup or a visit to the emergency room, visiting healthcare facilities can be a stressful experience for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in America. Having a health concern is stressful enough, however throwing a language barrier into the mix can cause confusion, misunderstandings and…

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