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In Our Hands
Educating Healthcare Interpreters

Laurie Swabey and
Karen Malcolm, Editors

February 2012

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Interpreter Education, Volume 5

From Reference & Research Book News

Deaf Americans have identified healthcare as the most difficult setting in which to obtain a qualified interpreter, and this volume is part of an accelerated effort to increase the number and quality of healthcare interpreters. Approaching from the direction of health care, language, or education, contributors explore such topics as using authentic interactions in discourse training for healthcare interpreters, using demand control schema to structure experimental learning, online possibilities for healthcare interpreting education, educating interpreters as medical specialists with Deaf health professionals, contributions of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care to professionalizing healthcare interpreting between spoken languages, and a European perspective.

Laurie Swabey is a professor of American Sign Language and Interpreting at St. Catherine University.

Karen Malcolm is a former instructor/coordinator in the Department of Sign Language Interpreting at Douglas College in Canada.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-521-7, 6 x 9 casebound, 272 pages, tables, figures, references, index


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-522-4


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