language barriers

At a Bustling City Clinic, Esperanto Would Come In Handy

Despite three long years of high school French, the best I could come up with was “Je m’appelle Dr. Ofri.” More

A patient’s heartache, lost in translation

A conversation is a dance between two people, and it involves connection. Speaking through an interpreter, whether it be a human being in the room or a phone handed back and forth, doesn’t allow the same sort of connection. Patients are much less likely to reveal sensitive issues when there is a third-party in the conversation.


Books by Danielle Ofri