Ensuring Language Access in Health Care Settings
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increasingly diverse United States means that clinicians are encountering more
languages in hospital settings. SLPs and audiologists have a legal and ethical responsibility
to ensure language access—that is, to actively bridge communication challenges
between clinicians and patients/families who do not speak, understand, read, or
write in the same language. This session discusses language access law and
solutions for situations in which a trained medical interpreter is unavailable.
is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Empowered SLPs in Health
Care: Breaking Barriers and Shaping Solutions.”
You will be able
language access and describe how language barriers impact clinical practice
legal and ethical responsibilities when using medical interpreters
short-term solutions for situations when a medical interpreter is unavailable
and describe how to implement a language access plan
DEI Professional Development Requirement
This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for DEI (which encompasses cultural competency; cultural humility; culturally responsive practice; and diversity, equity, and inclusion). See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.
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