Impartiality while interpreting healthcare within the LGBTQ+ Community (Online live via Zoom) 2 CEUs by DSHS (#675), AOC, OJD, ATA, CCHI. 0.2 by IMIA/NBCMI $40/Members

  • 06/24/2023
  • 09:00 - 11:00
  • Online
  • 12


NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

Impartiality while interpreting healthcare within the LGBTQ+ Community

Breaking Down Barriers: The Importance of Impartiality in Healthcare for the LGBTQ+ Community

Presented by Christopher Cardona

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" 

    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 24th, 2023, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. PST Check-in at 8:50 a.m. PLEASE CHECK IN AT 8:50 p.m. to sign in. Class from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    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? $40 NOTIS members, $70 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
    Space is limited to the first 40 registrants.

    Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity 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  2 general credits Approved (approval number: 675)
    Washington State AOC  2 performance credits  Approved
     OJD  2 general credits  Approved
    ATA  2  Approved
    CCHI  2 (ID: #9922)  Approved
     IMIA/NBCMI  0.2 (Education Registry ID 22-1157)  Approved

    NOTS issues proof of continuing education at the time it is earned. NOTIS does not warranty the replacement of lost certificates.

    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? No refunds can be given after June 19th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Credit for a missed workshop cannot be transferred to another workshop. 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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