Assessment Questions

  1. Which of the following situations are most suitable for the use of telephone interpreters?

    1. A. Nonclinical interactions
    2. B. Emergencies where patient outcome may be compromised
    3. C. Use of a rarely encountered language
    4. D. Presurgical instructions
    5. E. A, B, and C
  2. Is the following statement True or False?
    Signs and notices regarding the availability of language assistance services should by available only in patient waiting areas.

    1. True
    2. False
  3. Which of the following types of individuals should NOT serve as language interpreters during patient encounters?

    1. A. Any practitioner who has conversational experience in the target language
    2. B. Individuals who have received training in healthcare interpretation
    3. C. Friends of the patient
    4. D. A and C
  4. Minimal qualifications for healthcare translators should include which of the following?

    1. A. Previous experience, education, and training in translation
    2. B. Licensing as a healthcare practitioner
    3. C. Command of both English and the target language
    4. D. Familiarity with medical terminology
    5. E. A, C, and D
    6. F. B and C

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