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Working with Interpreters in Family Meetings

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Working with Interpreters in Family Meetings

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Author(s):  
Helen Fernandez, MD, MPH
POGOe Id: 
21361
Date Posted: 
03/13/2013
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/13/2013
Abstract: 

This pocket card was developed to provide guidance on the use of interpreters in family meetings.

Educational objectives: 

By utilizing this communication card, learners will:

  1. Become familiar with recommended best practices when conducting language-discordant family meetings.
  2. Provide guidance when working with interpreters in family meetings.
  3. Identify suggested phrases that may be used when speaking with families and interpreters.
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Estimated time to complete: 
15 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Helen Fernandez, MD MPH. Working with Interpreters in Family Meetings. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21361