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Medical interpreters – the ‘Unsung’ Frontline Heroes

Take a moment to put yourself in the shoes of a patient stranded in a hospital, not proficient in the local language, without their nearest and dearest around, and about to battle for their life. It’s heart-breaking, right? Unfortunately, this has been the terrible situation inflicted on so many COVID-19 patients over the past 18 …

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7 tips for interpreting in emotionally challenging settings

Recent events in Afghanistan drew the public’s attention to the often-unnoticed role of interpreters and translators in today’s world. It also demonstrated how interpreter’s work can be fraught with dangers that leave interpreters in a vulnerable position. We must remember, however, that there does not need to be an armed conflict for interpreters to find …

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