Using an Interpreter in Psychiatric Practice
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 11, Number 5&6, July 2020
Jess Levy, MD.
Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH.
Dr. Levy has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Many of us work in settings where we do not speak the language of our patients. The law requires that we have help understanding our patients. This is good sense and good care, but there are multiple pitfalls. This article helps you navigate the necessary of using interpreters.