Having worked with other companies before, Alboum is the first to need little guidance. The team provided a very professional service and superior work. Translation is an art form. Getting the cultural nuances right to ensure the message resonates is not easy. Alboum made this happen for us – doing so with minimal edits or revisions to the first translation they sent over.
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, more than 40 percent of those who die in the United States are cared for by a hospice at the time of death. While more patients and families are realizing the benefits of hospice and opting for this end-of-life care, many lack sufficient knowledge of the services available or how to best utilize the resources already available to them.
Montgomery Hospice is an independent nonprofit dedicated to providing compassionate, individualized end-of-life care for the patients and families in Montgomery County, Maryland. A major focus of theorganization’s effort centers on supplying comprehensive educational materials for families and patientcaregivers. 15 percent of the community served by Montgomery Hospice is Spanish speaking and many ofthe organization’s caregivers’ first language is Spanish.
Considering that teams of doctors, nurses, volunteers, counselors and home health aides all work united to“gentle the journey through serious illness and loss with skill and compassion” for all those served byMontgomery Hospice, the organization initiated efforts to make its materials more accessible to its Spanish-speaking families and caregivers.
The organization partnered with Alboum to translate its central education piece –a Patient and Family Handbook – into Spanish. On the importance of the handbook, Montgomery Hospice notes, “Often, with the stress of end-of-life care, many details go unheard by patients and families when they’re initially reviewed. Our patient handbook gives them something to refer back to when necessary. Of the 4,000 hospice organizations nationwide, we’ve never seen a single one produce a handbook in Spanish. We’re proud to take the lead in doing so. The handbook provides a substantial amount of information on providing patient care, administering medications, identifying concerning symptoms, and handling grief.”
Strong tobacco control laws have led to reductions in smoking prevalence but much remains to be done. To this end, the American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation (both Alboum clients independently as well) came together to publish The Tobacco Atlas, a compendium of the most up-to-date information on tobacco and tobacco control available in a highly Continue Reading..
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, more than 40 percent of those who die in the United States are cared for by a hospice at the time of death. While more patients and families are realizing the benefits of hospice and opting for this end-of-life care, many lack sufficient knowledge of the services available or Continue Reading..