Best Practices for Ethical Dilemmas (Online live via Zoom) 1 ethics 1 general CEUs by DSHS (#680). 2 by AOC, ATA, CCHI. 0.2 by IMIA/NBCMI $40/Members

  • 01/19/2023
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Zoom/Online
  • 0


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Best Practices for Ethical Dilemmas

Presented by Svetlana Ruth

What is it about? Medical interpreters face challenging situations every day, and they must make decisions on how to handle those situations instantly. The workshop will begin with a review of the Code of Conduct for medical interpreters published by WA DSHS. Participants will discuss a variety of scenarios from real life, share their experience and suggestions on how to best handle each situation in small groups, and discuss ethical considerations and possible outcomes in a large group. Then participants will choose best practices after gathering all the suggestions. Analyzing different options guided by the Code of Conduct will broaden interpreter ’s repertoire of practical solutions to dilemmas.

By then end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of what ethical principles guide specific decisions
  • Apply effective strategies of choosing best practices for different situations based on the WA DSHS Code of Conduct
  • Improve quick critical thinking analysis for decision-making in healthcare setting

The knowledge domain(s) relevant to healthcare interpreting that best aligns with the content of this program: 

  • Managing an Interpreting Encounter
  • Critical thinking
  • professional practice
  • ethical decision-making

References for materials:

Interpreter’s code of professional conduct (DSHS)

When? January 19th, 2023, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. PST. Check-in begins five minutes before the starting time. Class from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. PST.

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

This workshop will not be recorded.

Cost? $40 NOTIS members, $70 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS) 

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these important Requirements (click below) before proceeding with your registration.

Registration? Via the web (before midnight on January 14th)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  1ethics, 1 general


(Approval number: 680)

 AOC  2 general  Approved
ATA  2  Approved
CCHI  2 (CEAP ID #9920)  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI  0.2 (Education Registry ID22-1147)  Approved

Disclaimer: In the event that continuing education credits are not approved by any of the above-listed entities, NOTIS will not be liable for reimbursing registration fees.

 Who is teaching? Svetlana Ruth is a Russian Interpreter, Certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). She is working in Portland, Oregon. With 30 years of interpreting experience Svetlana is passionate about promoting professional development for interpreters and has offered numerous workshops, seminars, and webinars. Svetlana is a Licensed Interpreters’ Trainer and the owner of Svetlana’s Training, LLC since 2017. She received an Interpreter of the Year Award from the Oregon Health Care Interpreting Association (OHCIA) at their annual conference in 2017. She is an active member of ATA, OSTI, and NOTIS.

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after January 14th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before January 14th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credit to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as an unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

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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