Easier for the professionals, the patients, and the family members if it was unnecessary to call in an interpreter. Sign language is a very popular language used throughout the United States, and there are around 500,000 to 2,000,000 signers. violate the HIPAA policies. Another alternative is Computer Assisted Real-time Transcription (CART). This is a computer that helps hearing impaired client communicate with healthcare professionals, but like all computers there are flaws. In most situations family members are the ones who translate for the deaf patient.
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Medical offices are the worst place to not being able to communicate with employees Wendy Burkett explains the hardship of communicating with the deaf community. In Our Hands: Education Healthcare Interpreters.
Deaf people cannot read lips and some do not even have the ability to read The website talks about how and what healthcare professionals should do. The Rehabilitation Act
The interpreters are not always at the hospital or medical office
Teach all medical students how to use even basic American Sign Language before they graduate.
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