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On behalf of those we serve and the students that serve, Thank you!
Below is a quote from a Vietnamese interpreter and Stanford student, Vy Tran, who translates for patients in the Emergency Department at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Volunteer interpretation is an essential service because the hospital does not have in-house interpreters on weekends or overnight shifts:
By breaking the language barrier, I help increase patients’ comfort and reduce fear from being unable to navigate the health care system for themselves. A memorable case for me is the case of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. The patient was a 32-year old Vietnamese woman who, unable to speak and advocate for herself, bled internally and was in severe pain in waiting room for 3 hours before being wheeled off to the trauma room. Amidst all the chaos and confusion, I was helping the doctors interpret the medical situation of the now semi-conscious patient. I made sure to bring in her anxious husband from the waiting room so he could hold her hand. My cultural awareness and language skills made a huge difference for the patient’s care. What’s scary about this is that situations like this happen everyday after hours and on weekends when the hospital’s in-house interpreters are off; volunteers play a critical role to covering these gaps in care. I have seen first-hand how care with cultural competency increases not only the likelihood of cooperation and contentment from patients, but also patient outcomes.
– Vy Tran, Vietnamese Interpreter 2013