Interpreters in Hospitals – level 2
Many COVID-19 patients in US hospitals are immigrant workers. Often, they stay away from their families and they do not speak English very well. Some hospitals use interpreters who help these patients communicate with hospital staff.
Some interpreters communicate with patients by phone or video. Such communication is difficult because COVID-19 patients have problems with speaking loudly. Also, there are noisy fans and machines in their room. That is why some hospitals prefer interpretation in the hospital room.
COVID-19 patients can feel very sick, and it is very difficult for them if they cannot understand what is happening to them. Interpreters help them feel better, and they often risk their own health.
Difficult words: immigrant (a person who comes to live and work in another country), interpreter (a person who translates what someone says to another language), interpretation (when a person is translating what someone is saying to another language).
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