As Oak Point students prepare for the health profession and start rotations, you will quickly realize that communication is the key component for becoming a successful nurse. From conducting basic health assessments to diagnosing to just speaking with patients who have limited English proficiency (LEP), having language translation resources at your fingertips is important.
Most health care facilities should have an appropriate number of translators based upon the number of LEP individuals living in the surrounding community, according to the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
This guide will provide websites, apps, and other library resources that you can use to help you manage this obstacle that continues to grow in the health care field.
The two most prominent languages, aside from English, in the Oak Park area are Spanish and Polish. This guide is designed to provide resources based upon the languages you will encounter and the procedures to enact during your rotations.