Blog & Resources

Blog & Resources

A Question about Ethics Posted on: May 29, 2020

As a medical interpreter, when do you step out as an advocate? What is the role of a medical interpreter? How do we follow the interpreter code of ethics? These are all essential questions for a medical provider and interpreter to know. As a medical interpreter, you find yourself in [...] Read more

Covid-19 Inside the Hospital Walls Posted on: April 27, 2020

With all eyes on the pandemic and so many global opinions, it can be challenging to know what is really going on inside your local hospital walls. Linguava CEO David Brackett had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Courtney Ferris, an ICU nurse at Salem Health hospital, about [...] Read more

A Story About Groceries Posted on: April 21, 2020

written by David Brackett, Linguava President/Founder Ten million people from the United States have filed for unemployment in the past four weeks. The numbers are expected to reach 47 million shortly. This has led to an estimated 17 million additional people experiencing hunger due to COVID-19. The other day I [...] Read more

Power, Privilege, and Access Posted on: April 3, 2020

Join our host David Brackett president at Linguava on our first podcast where we discuss how effective interpretation impacts power, privilege, and access to communication alongside our special guest Toc Soneoulay-Gillespie (Social Services Manager, Population Health Partnerships at CareOregon) You can reach Toc Soneolay-Gillespie via email Read more

Working with professional interpreters Posted on: March 12, 2020

Why work with a professional interpreter? Patients have better health outcomes and higher satisfaction rates when working with trained interpreters, and trained interpreters are less likely to make serious mistakes compared to those without training (1,2,4) Certified and Qualified interpreters have completed training, have demonstrated proficiency, and are familiar with [...] Read more