Ethical Conundrums in Medical Interpreting

  • 06/25/2022
  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Zoom/Online
  • 11


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Ethical Conundrums in Medical Interpreting Presented by Eliana Lobo

What is it about? Many, if not most, of the ethical mistakes made by interpreters tends to come from a place of trying to be helpful, polite, or supportive. But the unintended consequence may be an ethical violation. Understanding role boundaries clearly, can help interpreters navigate the waters of customer service in a way that consistently upholds the Code of Ethics.

This webshop will explore all of the above. Scripts will be shared for positive, professional interaction, and breakout room sessions will offer the opportunity for attendees to practice.

Attendees will be able to describe:

  • What a code of ethics is
  • Why a code of ethics exists for every health profession?
  • What the interpreter code of ethics covers

Handouts: We will have a Venn diagram activity for attendees to compare the codes of ethics and then report back ethics held in common. Please print them prior to the workshop or have them ready in another device.

    An Interactive Webshop

    What is a “webshop”?
    A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. 
    During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation are expected; that’s what makes it fun!

    When?  Saturday, June 25th, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. PST Check-in at 8:50 a.m. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 8:50 a.m. to sign in. Class from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Two options:
    ·         Participate in the live webshop on Saturday, June 25th, 2022, from 9am – 12p.m., and have access to the recording through July 26th. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 8:50 a.m. to sign in.

    ·         OR watch a recording of the webinar any time between June 29th and July 26th, 2021, and enter attendance codes to the form

    Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

    Cost? $50 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
    Space is limited to the first 75 registrants.

    Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Click on the “Requirements” button below to see requirements.

    Registration?Via the web (before midnight on June 23rd) After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

    CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval

       Credits Requested  Approval Status 
    Washington State DSHS  1 ethics, 2 general  Approval #662
    Washington State AOC  3 general  Approved
    ATA  3  Approved
    CCHI  2.5  Approved
     NBCMI  0.3 (Education Registry ID 22-1081)  Approved

    Who is teaching?Eliana Lobo is a nationally certified CoreCHITM Portuguese medical interpreter, and DSHS Certified medical interpreter, with two M.A.s from Brown University:  Bilingual Education and, Portuguese & Brazilian Studies
    Formerly a medical trauma center interpreter services Supervisor & Trainer, Spanish & Portuguese Translations Supervisor, National Director of Interpreter Quality, and currently Director of Lobo Language Access in Tacoma. Since 2013, Eliana has helped create and host over 50 national webinars on effective medical interpreter training via the NCIHC’s “Home for Trainers” webinar workgroup. Currently, Chair of the Standards and Training Committee of the NCIHC, and a NCIHC Board member.

    A recording of this webshop will be made available for a month after the training. Only attendees who register and watch the entire recording will receive a certificate of attendance (and corresponding continuing education units). Registrants who watch the webshop recording for credit will need to submit two attendance codes provided during the webshop.
    *You can watch or re-watch the webshop as many times as you like within the viewing period. Certificates of attendance will be issued within five business days after you have participated the entire live webshop.

    Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who:
    1) participated the entire live webshop,
    2) watch the entire webshop recording and submit the two attendance codes
     HERE. Certificates will be sent within five days after the viewing period.

    Refunds? No refunds can be given after June 21st. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before June 21st. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to other workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as unstable internet connection, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

    Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

    Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. 

      Anything else?If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

      Questions? Email to office manager

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