Communication or Lack Thereof; The Role of the Interpreter as an Advocate in Unusually Difficult Situations

Thursday, April 18 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM [EST]

1 Griffin Brook Dr. , Suite 100, Methuen, Massachusetts, 01844, United States

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Thursday, April 18 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM [EST]

About the Event

Workshop  Description:

This 1.5 Hour Workshop focuses on the role of the medical interpreter as an advocate in unusually difficult situations. Some of the most unusual situations an interpreter may face can include rape, denial of an organ transplant, or cases related to various religious services requested by patients. 

This workshop is for professionals who have completed a Medical Interpreter Training Course.

Regular Fee: $30.00

CEU Fee (for nationally certified medical interpreters): an additional $30.00 that includes course materials, CEU certificate of completion). Contact Hours: CCHI and IMIA CEU application has been submitted for approval.

Refunds: MV AHEC does not provide refunds after 10 full calendar days prior to the date of the workshop.

Education Level: This workshop is for professionals who have completed a Medical Interpreter Training Course; Intermediate to Advanced

Certificates & Completion Requirements: Participants are expected to sign-in and out, attend the entire workshop, and complete an evaluation. The CEU certificate will be mailed to participants 6 to 8 weeks following the program. A Merrimack Valley AHEC certificate of attendance will also be provided to all participants upon completion of the workshop.

 

Registration Deadline: April 16, 2019, done on a first come first serve basisSpace is limited!

If you have any questions please call MV AHEC at (978) 685-4860 Ext. 8603 or ext. 8601

E-mail: Maria Gatej - mgatej@glfhc.org | Jeanette Rivera - jrivera@glfhc.org

Program Learning Objectives:

Medical interpreters participating in this training will be able to:

  1. Apply adaptability and improvisation to unusual circumstances;
  2. Explain how compassionate care and advocacy become extraordinarily important in the patient's well-being;
  3. Practice real-life advocacy skills via real-life case examples discussion.

About the Trainer:
Mr. Wilson Pedrazas, BA, MM, CMI, is a Certified Medical Interpreter with over ten years of experience working as a trilingual interpreter at Mass General Hospital (MGH). At MGH, he is responsible for face to face interpretation for consultations, family meetings and navigating patients visits. Wilson works closely with MGH International Patient Office in assisting overseas patients. He assists the end of life and palliative care patients by providing competent and compassionate support. Wilson is also a classically trained concert violinist and performed throughout Latin America, Europe, and the USA. He is a former member of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and Glimmerglass Opera of New York. Currently, he divides his time between medical interpreting and performing as a member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Boston Ballet.

The program is co-sponsored by the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center / MVAHEC, MassHealth Access Program, UMMS/Mass AHEC Network

 

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Merrimack Valley Area Health Education Center (AHEC) AHEC provides a number of healthcare-focused programs. These training programs are for health professionals, paraprofessionals, and students pursuing healthcare careers.

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Wilson Pedrazas, BA, MM, CMI
Certified Medical Interpreter

Mr. Wilson Pedrazas, BA, MM, CMI, is a Certified Medical Interpreter with over ten years of experience working as a trilingual interpreter at Mass General Hospital (MGH). At MGH, he is responsible for face to face interpretation for consultations, family meetings and navigating patients visits. Wilson works closely with MGH International Patient Office in assisting overseas patients. He assists the end of life and palliative care patients by providing competent and compassionate support.