More than signing: Communicating with the deaf
INSTRUCTIONS More than signing: Communicating with the deaf
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More than signing: Communicating with the deaf
GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about improving communication with people who are deaf/HOH. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking this test, you'll be able to: 1. Identify the communication problems of deaf/HOH patients and laws protecting these patients. 2. Evaluate advantages and disadvantages of communication options available for communication with patients who are deaf/HOH.
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- Which is the best way to communicate with patients who are deaf/HOH?
- Stand in front of bright lights or windows.
- Speak at a very slow pace and shout.
- Exaggerate lip movements.
- Use facial expressions and gestures to clarify.
- The feeling of cultural identity in the deaf/HOH community is strongest among those
- who primarily use lip reading to communicate.
- who became deaf later in life.
- who use English text-based communication.
- who primarily use sign language to communicate.
- Gestuno is
- a universal sign language created by the World Federation of the Deaf.
- a U.government agency that oversees the national associations of the deaf.
- the English text-based form of communication used by the deaf.
- a name for a deaf/HOH culture.
- A study using interpreters in a large teaching hospital found that
- interpreters were consistently used.
- physicians often chose not to use them.
- using written notes was more effective.
- patients chose to use family to interpret.
- Under the ADA,
- nurses who can sign may provide communication to deaf patients.
- facilities are mandated to provide sign language interpreters.
- family members may provide communication.
- hospitals must provide interpreters for deaf patients but not for deaf family members.
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 specifies that hospitals must
- use sign language with all deaf/HOH patients.
- communicate to patients of all races, cultures, and religions.
- provide adequate language support for those with limited English proficiency.
- always use written communication with deaf/HOH patients for documentation.
- After unsuccessful attempts at obtaining an interpreter, the nurse documents the number of
- different interpreters called.
- attempts made to reach interpreters.
- times an interpreter was used in the past.
- coworkers who know ASL.
- In an emergency involving a patient who's deaf, the nurse should
- find a visitor who knows sign language.
- speak loudly and slowly to the patient.
- leave the room to call an interpreter.
- clearly document the reason for no interpreter.
- The system in which an operator types into a computer that displays words on a screen for the patient is called
- When using VRS, the person who's deaf/HOH
- types information to an operator.
- types a message into a telephone.
- uses lip reading for communication.
- signs to an interpreter via a web camera.
- The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf states that a CDI must
- be either deaf or HOH.
- use sign language.
- be able to hear.
- pass an international certification exam.
- Which statement is correct about lip reading among people who are deaf/HOH?
- Typically, all individuals who are deaf can read lips accurately.
- The best lip readers can interpret about 30% of all spoken sounds.
- The best lip readers can interpret about 80% of all spoken sounds.
- Lip reading is better for complex communication than sign language.
- The use of sign language involves the interpretation of all of the followingexcept
- cultural nuances.
- intentions and expectations.
- To communicate, sign language interpreters use facial expressions, hand shapes, and
- varied voice tones.
- nonword sounds.
- sketches or drawings.
- Which statement is correct about interpretation via the Internet for deaf/HOH patients?
- More languages are offered through local services than the Internet.
- Services are sporadically available for patients who are deaf/HOH.
- Using interpreters over the Internet involves higher costs to hospitals.
- Services are available using real-time video devices.
- Interpretation services for deaf/HOH patients via the Internet
- are the most superior and least risky.
- have a high risk of inaccuracy.
- always offer certified and licensed interpreters.
- require interpreters to be educated in medical terminology.
- In a study of 13 interpreted meetings with healthcare professionals, how many interpreted errors were found?
- If a deaf/HOH patient is injured from poor communication by a healthcare professional,
- there's no liability.
- the deaf/HOH person must accept responsibility for the miscommunication.
- the hospital is solely liable.
- the healthcare professional is at risk for serious legal consequences.