Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department or Program

Foreign Languages and Literatures


Albuixech, Lourdes


This research examines the expectations hold towards the role and responsibilities of healthcare interpreters in order to propose an ideal role profile of a medical interpreter. It also analyzes existing role models, accommodation strategies and the positioning of the interpreter in an interpreted situation. The elaborated role profile is intended to be a guideline for the field of healthcare interpretation which lacks norms and standards for the rendition of interpreters.