(Week 1 DQ #2)
Class, In our first DQ, we discussed the various cultural barriers that we might see on a routine basis; however there are still many more barriers to effective communication. These might be more associated with physical and psychological barriers. Here are two real-world questions that we most of us will encounter throughout our health care career regularly... How might a provider communicate more effectively with a person who is hearing impaired? Also, how might a provider communicate more effectively with an adolescent versus an adult? Paul Wing, MBA/HRM, B.S. MT(ASCP), CLS(NCA)
Net’s Solution – A provider may find communicating with someone who is hearing impaired very difficult to deal with at times. Although, it may be difficult one should always know that there is several people who can assist them when addressing a hearing impaired person. Some people who can assist a provider could be an interpreter. An interpreter is a person who converts a thought or expression in a source language into an expression with a comparable meaning in a target language either simultaneously in "real time" or consecutively after one party has finished speaking. Interpreting is "a form of translation (in the wider sense) in which (a) the source-language text is presented only once and thus cannot be reviewed or replayed, and (b) the target-language text is produced under time pressure, with little chance for correction and revision" (Munday 2009, p.133).The interpreter's function is to convey every semantic element or to express tone and register every intention and feeling of the message that the source-language speaker is directing to target-language recipients. Depending on the situation one is facing it could require a speech, sign or oral language interpreter. Speech interpreters help people understand a specific way to correctly say or use words. Speech interpreters also can help someone who doesn’t fluently speak a specific language. Sign...
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