This is a video showing what can go wrong when conducting a health consultation involving a child as an interpreter. We should never use a child as an interpreter.
Additionally, there are potential risks when using an untrained interpreter (such as family members, friends, etc) in a health consultation. From a clinical safety perspective, for example, the untrained interpreter might:
We recommend to learners eligible for accessing our secured eCALD learning management system to:
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This video is produced and owned by eCALD Services, Waitemata District Health Board.
First published: 2010
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