Health is one of the most important and delicate aspects of life. Effective communication between patients and health care providers is imperative to ensure patients are receiving the best quality care possible. When working with Limited English Proficiency and/or deaf or hard of hearing persons, clear understanding becomes even more critical, as minor misunderstandings can have fatal consequences.
At Language Resource Center (LRC®) we provide our clients with interpreters that are not only professionally trained in both the source and target language but also experienced in the health care field. Our interpreters serve as conduits, accurately interpreting everything mentioned in a session, and as cultural brokers, explaining relevant cultural perceptions and interpretations when relevant. This ensures that messages, as well as contexts, are clear to both patient and health care provider, fostering direct and clear communication between the two.