Interpreter Self-Care Resources

It’s critical to practice self-care while working as a medical interpreter. Use these resources to learn how to care for oneself while dealing challenges such as burnout and stress, and how to deal with them effectively.

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LGBTQIA Resources for Interpreters

It’s helpful to understand the needs of the LGBTQIA populations you may be serving as an interpreter or health care provider. Check out these resources to learn about the needs of LGBTQIA patients and what inclusive practices look like.

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Mental Health Resources for Interpreters

The following publications, handbooks, guidelines, and resources will help interpreters and health care professionals approach mental health appointments with more understanding. Some of these resources are available in multiple languages.

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Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Resources

Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID)  |  Recommended Resources: RID’s Standard Practice Papers RID: Approved Workshops National Association of the Deaf (NAD)  |  Recommended Resource: NAD: Position Statement on Mental Health Interpreting Services with People …

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Skill Development Resources for Interpreters

NCIHC: Sight Translation and Written Translation Guidelines for Healthcare Interpreters Erin Lyons: The ABCs of Medical Translation: Strategies to Identify, Translate, and Manage Acronyms and Abbreviations Interpretrain  |  Sample Resource: Note-Taking Training Manual (Sample Page Here) Massachusetts …

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Language Proficiency Assessment Resources

It’s vital that interpreters are proficient in both English and their target language. The below resources provide standards for the types of documents that an interpreter can use to prove their proficiency in a language.

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