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Stratus Video Topics: The Risk of Using Ad Hoc Interpreters

The Risk of Using Ad Hoc Interpreters in a Clinical Setting

An ad hoc interpreter is any bilingual individual who is not trained as a professional interpreter. It is easy to understand why healthcare providers turn to a patient’s family member or friends for interpretation – perhaps because the interaction is supposed to be quick, or the information is inconsequential. But while the reliance on non-professionals for interpretation is tempting, it has proven to be a problematic and risky practice by clinical studies.

The resources on this page provide insight into why turning to ad hoc interpreters is a bad idea, including many real-life personal stories from Stratus Video team members.



Blog: Why You Should Not Rely on Ad Hoc Interpreters

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Case Study

Blog: Why Family Members Shouldn’t Interpret for their Loved Ones

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Blog: How The Reliance on Ad Hoc Interpreters Can Lead to Devastating Patient Outcomes

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