MedInt: Development of a Curriculum for Medical Interpreters
|Project period:||2007 - 2009|
|Financed by:||EU Grundtvig (Lifelong-Learning Programme)|
|Project leader:||Department of Translation Studies, University of Graz. Contact: Mag.Dr. Sonja Pöllabauer|
Communication between healthcare providers and patients who do not speak the majority language is inadequate in many countries. The availability of trained medical interpreters can help bridge communication barriers in medical settings and ensure more equal service provision, better patient compliance, and higher cost efficiency.
To improve the situation, the MedInt project team developed a curriculum and materials for the training of medical interpreters, as well as a brochure with guidelines for interpreter-mediated communication for service-providers. They also published a collection of articles addressing different challenges of healthcare interpreting.