NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents
Healthcare interpreters invest a significant amount of time in learning medical terminology and the ins and outs of the US healthcare system - and rightly so. However, interpreting encounters in healthcare settings are not all dense medical jargon - they involve real people speaking real language, which may include small talk, stories, jokes, idioms, and cultural references. Representation, terminology, and cultural references are unique within the LGBTQ+ Community, which must be accurately and neutrally facilitated by the healthcare interpreter. Not only does the interpreter need to get the right facts, but the right jargon, which is culturally appropriate and respectful, without bias from the interpreter.
This 2-hour class will equip participants with strategies for implementing modern, culturally appropriate, and respectful terminology, as well as strategies for recognizing bias through lecture, examples, and group participation activities. A time for questions & answers will be provided within a safe space for learning in a non-judgmental environment.
At the end of this presentation, participants will:
LGBTQ+ (+ stands for IA=intersex and asexual/aromantic/agender) "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (one's sexual or gender identity), intersex, and asexual/aromantic/agender"
Produce accurate, modern, and culturally appropriate terminology related to the LGBTQ+ Community
Discuss ways in which to recognize and avoid bias
- Provide examples for future learning
$35 NOTIS members, $60 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
Via the web. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. A video link and a download button for presentation slides are on the registration confirmation.
- Watch the video.
- Write down the two attendance codes. They are in the video.
- Email the attendance codes to receive certificate of attendance
|| Credits Requested
|Washington State DSHS
|| 2 general credits
||Approved (approval number: 675)
|Washington State AOC
|| 2 performance credits
|| 2 (ID: #9922)
|| 0.2 (Education Registry ID 22-1157)
Christopher Cardona, a member of the LGBTQ+ Community and owner of C4 Communication ASL Interpreting Service, holds a BA in Business, a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics, a PhD in Religion, two certificates in Online Facilitation & Teaching, a Graduate Certificate in American History, and has completed several hours of study at Gallaudet & Georgetown Universities in ASL and Sexuality Studies. Currently, he is completing his MA in American History and his BA in Spanish. Christopher is a full-time professor at Palo Verde College and an instructor at Imperial Valley College, where he teaches ASL, ESL, and American Citizenship.
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