R19 Intercultural Communication-A Case Study

R19 Intercultural Communication-A Case Study - Roshni Sheth...

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Roshni Sheth R19: Intercultural Communication-A Case Study I. The interpreter has been called in to interpret at a pediatric hospital. a. As soon as she reaches the hospital, she asks the context & purpose of the situation. II. She is interpreting for a Colombian woman whose baby is having heart surgery. a. The baby qualifies to be part of a medical study, and the interpreter must obtain the mother’s consent for him to partake in it. b. The doctor explains the technical and medical details of the study with pauses for the interpreter. c. The interpreter notices that the mother’s body language is off, despite the fact that she is nodding in agreement with the doctor. d. The interpreter became more intrusive and realized that the mother was overwhelmed. e. The mother did not want to know the details of the study & declined to give her consent. III. Both the doctor & the mother were left with a negative feeling after the conversation. a.
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2011 for the course SPA 314 taught by Professor Belitafaki during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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