Learning from the pioneer - History of health care interpreting in the USA
Takayuki Oshimi, MD
Board Member of the Japan Association for Health Care Interpreting in Japanese and English
15 February 2006
Around the world, the need for trained health care interpreters is
growing yet the professionalization of health care interpreting is rough
and uneven. This is mainly due the fact that many countries lack a
national code of ethics, a standardised training program, and a
The eyes of community and health care interpreters around the world are focusing on the U.S.A. as it develops a set of national standards of practice for interpreters in health care. It is beneficial to learn from their extensive expertise in this field.
Dr Oshimi kindly provided the 26-page handout of his talk.
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