Indigenous Interpreting+ creates customized educational tools for patients, caregivers and service providers aimed at improving effective communication around critical life events, including death and dying and the transport of premature and sick babies who need specialized Neonatal Intensive Care.

 

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Provider Education

From Indigenous Immigrant to Professional Medical Interpreter: Victor Sosa, Co-Founder and Director of Indigenous Interpreting+ discusses the “mystery” of indigenous language speakers.

 

 

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Effective Communication with Indigenous People about End of Life

Dr Harry PC Video 4In this one-of-a-kind 5-part series, expert panelists – including indigenous qualified interpreters and members of Natividad Medical Center’s Palliative Care Team – discuss  palliative and end of life care among Mixteco, Zapoteco and Triqui indigenous language speakers. Funded by a generous gift from Hospice Giving Foundation.

Watch Part 1 of 5 – Meet indigenous language interpreters and Natividad Medical Center’s Medical Interpreter Coordinator, Victor Sosa.

 

 

 

 

  • Watch Part 2 of 5

    Watch Part 2 of 5 – Indigenous Interpreting+ interpreters talk about their beliefs around death and the end of life.

  • Watch Part 3 of 5

    Watch Part 3 of 5 – Mark Kite, RN, brings the nursing perspective to a conversation about death and dying among indigenous language speakers.

  • Watch Part 4 of 5

    Watch Part 4 of 5 – Featuring Natividad Medical Center’s Board Certified Palliative Care Physician, Wendell Harry, MD

  • Watch Part 5 of 5

    Watch Part 5 of 5 – Indigenous language interpreters talk to a hospital social worker about spiritual beliefs and the end of life.

Educational Tools Customized for Indigenous Language Speakers

Neonatal Transport Team Videos

These videos were produced for Natividad Medical Center’s Neonatal Transport Team to inform – via mobile devices – Mixteco-, Triqui- and Spanish-speaking mothers at other hospitals about the need for their newborns to be transported to Natividad’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for specialized care.

Victor Sosa Presenting at Vital 2015

Coming soon…