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Overcoming Communication Barriers with Non-English Patients

  • December 26, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

Over the past 15 years, the number of ESL/no English patients that doctors have been seeing has increased exponentially. With this in mind, here is a list of best practices for communicating with ESL patients that doctors, and other healthcare professionals, should keep in mind when confronted with an ESL/no English patient.

Professional Interpreters Can Help Reduce Hospital Costs

  • May 17, 2018
  • by Dynamic Language

The emergency room physician misdiagnosed the girl’s condition as gastroenteritis, prescribed a drug not recommended for pediatric use, failed to inform the parents of the potential side effects of the drug, and failed to provide discharge instructions to the parents in their native language.

The Dangers of Not Using Qualified Medical Interpreters and Translators

  • December 26, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Not being able to speak in the same language as the people around you makes navigating through daily life complicated, but it’s more than a nuisance when you’re not well. Not being able to communicate to your healthcare providers is downright dangerous and potentially fatal. For instance, complications from improperly administered prescription drugs, lack of preventive care […]

Communicating with Non-English Patients

  • May 15, 2017
  • by Dynamic Language

Over the past 15 years, the number of ESL/no English patients that doctors have been seeing has increased exponentially. With this in mind, here is a list of best practices for communicating with ESL patients that doctors, and other healthcare professionals, should keep in mind when confronted with an ESL/no English patient.

Professional Interpreters Can Help Reduce Hospital Costs – Avoid Errors

  • August 25, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

A 9-year old Vietnamese girl suffering from an infection was rushed to the hospital by her parents and 16-year old brother. Her parents spoke primarily Vietnamese. The hospital failed to provide an interpreter at any point in the medical encounter, relying instead on the girl and her brother to interpret for the physician and parents.

Multilingual College Marketing: Making Your Value Proposition Clear

  • June 7, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

U.S. universities are seeing a record influx of international students. According to the“2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange”, the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate of growth in 35 years, increasing by ten percent to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014-2015 academic year. […]

Refugee Children and Educational Support: What You Need to Know

  • May 26, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

According to the U.S. State Department, since the year 1975, the U.S. has welcomed more than three million refugees across all 50 states. From 2006 through 2015, 622,169 refugees were resettled to the U.S. through the Refugee Admissions Program, and in 2015 alone, 69,933 refugees were resettled to America. U.S. classrooms today have students who speak […]

Multilingual College Advertising & Financial Assistance Information: All Applicants Need to Understand

  • May 15, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Many colleges want to attract international students from various countries. According to the Institute of International Education, 975,000 international students are enrolled in colleges throughout the United States. The nation sending the most international students to the U.S. is China, followed closely by India and South Korea. Some popular subjects for international students to study […]

Are Your Business/Academic Conferences Useful for All Attendees?

  • May 6, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Globalization has forever changed the world of business and academia. Every year, thousands of conferences are held, and many of these conferences have a truly global audience, with attendees and speakers from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Conveying your message to a multi-lingual audience requires skill and planning. How Globalization Spurs the […]

What the NCIHC Says About Healthcare Professionals & Interpreter Services

  • February 11, 2016
  • by Dynamic Language

Experts in healthcare interpretation services have found that qualified interpreters can improve the care for limited English proficiency patients.   The National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare is an organization dedicated to creating equal access to health care through accurate interpretation and translation. Besides advocating for interpretation rights for patients, the organization also provides training for interpreters. […]

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