Impartiality while interpreting healthcare within the LGBTQ+ Community (Watch the recording and earn CEUs)

  • 09/07/2022
  • watch the recording and earn CEUs


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Impartiality while interpreting healthcare within the LGBTQ+ Community

by Christopher Cardona (Watch the recording and earn CEUs, available till 9/7/20222)

What is it about? 

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:

  • 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

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" 

    Cost? $35 NOTIS members, $60 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

    Registration?Via the webAfter 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.

    1. Watch the video.
    2. Write down the two attendance codes. They are in the video.
    3. Email the attendance codes to receive certificate of attendance 

    CE credits? 

       Credits Requested  Approval Status 
    Washington State DSHS  2 general credits Approved (approval number: 675)
    Washington State AOC  2 performance credits  Approved
    ATA  2  Approved
    CCHI  2 (ID: #9922)  Approved
     IMIA/NBCMI  0.2 (Education Registry ID 22-1157)  Approved

    Who is teaching?

    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.  

    Refunds? Nonrefundable

    Questions? Email to office manager

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