PREPARE TO TURN ON A DIME

I prepare to this day for assignments with term lists and a good breakfast under my belt. Yet, what I expect to happen can quickly change course without a moment’s notice. That happened the other day at a pediatric cardiology appointment. I researched at MedlinePlus, a trusted source of health information in English and Spanish.Continue reading “PREPARE TO TURN ON A DIME”

Readiness

WHATEVER COMES DOWN THE PIKE In spite of careful preparation and certification, we health care interpreters can’t know what turn an appointment will take or what topics will surface. Tension inherent in over-the-telephone interpretation increases the difficulty (at least for me). The other day a simple one-month checkup turned into a lengthy discussion of breastContinue reading “Readiness”

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Liam O'Dell

Freelance Journalist and Campaigner

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