This resource is designed as a follow-up to STOMACH THIS! and represents an opportunity to apply understanding of the digestive system’s anatomy to interpreting an interaction in a clinical setting. In it, a Deaf patient goes for an appointment in gastroenterology and learns she must have two procedures. The resource provides a systematic approach to dealing with a medical interaction, providing internet resources for preparation; formats for working both consecutively and simultaneously, as well as the chance to observe the actual interpretation created during filming. The video includes captions and transcripts, and is designed for use by both hearing and Deaf interpreters. (2003)
Here are some description of some procedures which patients might experience if they are seeing a gastroenterologist, a doctor who specializes in taking care of the digestive system.
The following links include information about procedures.
Video about Gastronenterology Procedures
This video is presented in three different ways. First, Mary Jane Harrington, who is the lead nurse for the Gastroenterology Department at HealthPartners in Minneapolis, describes the procedures of a EGD and colonoscopy. Second, Nancy Niggley, a staff interpreter at HealthPartners, interprets this description. Third, Cara Barnett, a Deaf interpreter, interprets the original description from a feed by Nancy Niggley.
Explaining GI Procedures
Mary Jane Harrington, RN, explains the two procedures of a EGD and a colonoscopy. The presentation is in spoken English with captions.
An ASL Interpretation
This video features Nancy Niggley interpreting the procedure descriptions. Nancy Works as a staff interpreter for HealthPartners and has many years of experience interpreting in medical settings.
The Work of a Deaf-Hearing Team
This video features Cara Barnett, a Deaf interpreter working from a feed by Nancy Niggley of the procedure descriptions by Mary Jane Harrington.
with Paul Buttenhoff and Cara Barnett
Produced by Todd Tourville
Originally created as a CD-ROM in 2002 and put online in 2008.
An exploration of the digestive system with lectures in both spoken English and ASL, this resource is an excellent opportunity for interpreters to develop their understanding of anatomy and practice their skills for both academic and clinical settings.
The lectures include a warm-up at the 8th grade level and a technical lecture that is at an undergraduate level.
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.