When the Law Meets Medicine

by Doug Bowen-Bailey and Trudy Suggs (April 2007)

This DVD and study packet focuses on legal documents that are encountered in a health care setting such as a Patients’ Bill of Rights, information on Advance Health Care Directives, and a Notice of Privacy Practices. Actual texts are shown from Fairview Health Services with sample translations and reflections by Trudy Suggs.

The video is now online.  Check it out here.

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PDF is 976 KB and 52 pages long.

This One’s for You, Baby!

by Marty Barnum and Linda Gill (June 2006)

This study packet prepares you for interpreting in situations related to pregnancy, labor, and delivery. The packet works with the CD-ROMs: Birth Companions and All in Due Time.

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PDF is 1.6 MB and 48 pages.

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Hurry Up & Wait

Hurry Up & Wait

by Doug Bowen-Bailey (June 2005)

This study packet is designed to accompany the video of the same name and provides concrete activities for working with this visit to the Emergency Department of St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota.

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PDF is 736 KB and 38 pages.

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PDF is 175 KB and 12 pages.

An Eye for Details: Taking Control of Fingerspelling in Interpreted Discourse

by Linda Ross (May 2004)

When interpreting in medical settings, fingerspelling can be a critical skill to handle effectively. This study packets focuses on taking control of fingerspelling in interpreted discourse. It is designed to accompany two CD-ROMs: Navigating Discourse Genres and To the Heart of the Matter.

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PDF is 1.1 MB and 71 pages.

Steps to the Beat

by Doug Bowen-Bailey (February 2004)

Designed to assist interpreters in working with settings related to the cardiovascular system, this study packet  is worth up to 2.0 CEUs and accompanies the CD-ROMs: To the Heart of the Matter and Internal Discussions: An Appointment with a Cardiologist. The packet guides people in working with the material in both an academic and clinical setting.

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PDF is 732 KB and 32 pages.

Bite-Sized Pieces

by Doug Bowen-Bailey (January 2004)

Designed to assist interpreters in working with settings related to the digestive system, this study packet accompanies the CD-ROMs: STOMACH THIS! and Internal Discussions: An Appointment with a Gastroenterologist. The packet guides people in working with the material in both an academic and clinical setting.

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Medical Focus – Cardiovascular System

by Sign Language Specialists

www.signlanguagespecialists.com

This complete training package, presented all at once, leads you through a Deaf mother’s experience with her infant’s open heart surgery. You’ll meet her through video narratives you can view again and again. Next, meet a hearing pediatric cardio surgical nurse who explains heart anatomy and congenital defects, surgical remedies, and common cardiac medications. Guide sheets will lead you through every step of the way and ask questions, helping to formulate and apply intense medical interpreting concepts to your work. Complete the steps at your pace during your two-month subscription period. Tackle a little bit every day or all in one weekend – it’s your choice! This product allows newer and well-established community interpreters to learn while earning 0.3 Professional Studies RID CEUs quickly with the optional CEU purchase.

Medical Focus – Reproductive System

by Sign Language Specialists

www.signlanguagespecialists.com

This complete training package, presented all at once, leads you through a Deaf woman’s gynecological history, from onset of menses to life post-hysterectomy. You’ll meet her through video narratives you can view again and again. Next, meet a hearing OB-GYN nurse practitioner who explains female reproductive anatomy, bleeding management, a typical gynecological visit, and common medications. Guide sheets will lead you through every step of the way and ask questions, helping to formulate and apply intense medical interpreting concepts to your work. Complete the steps at your pace during your two-month subscription period. Tackle a little bit every day or all in one weekend – it’s your choice! This product allows newer and well-established community interpreters to learn while earning 0.3 Professional Studies RID CEUs quickly with the optional CEU purchase.