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1 #ISTC20 #Sesh7 OK here’s a thread on #languagebarriers. Yes you are in the right conference. This is still about shorebirds. What I mean is I will explain how language barriers can affect the conservation of shorebirds (or any other species). So don’t leave! #ornithology
#ISTC20 #Sesh7 I will also tweet the same content in Japanese during the break after Session 7. Sadly I am not fluent enough to tweet in other languages, but feel free to translate my tweets into any language! セッション7後の休憩時間中に日本語でもツイートしますのでご覧ください。
2 #ISTC20 #Sesh7 So, why languages? Shorebirds’ incredible migration (image: @GlobalFlyway) means their annual cycles span across multiple countries, and this poses a challenge to conservation, as we need to coordinate across countries, where the language is often different.
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10 tips for caring for #immigrant & limited Eng prof pts during #COVID19. Created w physician experts in #languagebarriers. Full recs:…. 1- No shortcuts with interpreters. This is not time to “get by” w limited lang skills. Reinforce confidentiality. 1/7
2- Interpreted conversations often less #patientcentered. Ask about pt concerns & feasibility of recs. Dispel rumors. Inquire abt medicines/herbs or high-risk contacts (e.g. elderly parents at home, etc). If #COVID19 #isolation advised, explore open-ended❓about concerns 2/7
3- Highlight #publiccharge suspended for #COVID19 testing & treatment. Spread the word. #Greencard eligibility not jeopardized by seeking #COVID19 testing & treatment… 3/7
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