Everyday Ethical Challenges for Healthcare Interpreters

Saturday, 12 May 2018 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM EST

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

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 8:15 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, 1 Griffin Brook Dr. , Methuen, Massachusetts, 01844, United States.

Workshop  Description:

Discussion of Code of Ethics for healthcare interpreting. Review of values and associated principles. Presentation of cases for small group discussion and large group sharing to identify how the values and principles manifest in everyday healthcare scenarios.

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: 3 credits

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: Friday, May 11, 2018, done on a first come first serve basis. Space 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

Program Learning Objectives:

Medical interpreters participating in this training program will be able to:

1. Understand Code of Ethics

2. Develop an ability to distinguish between principles and values

3. Discuss interpreter’s obligations to act guided by the Code

4. Discuss resources available to interpreters to determine the appropriate course of action.


Laura R. Nakazawa, CMI, worked for nine (9) years as a Manager of Interpreter Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary and intercultural studies from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. During her stay at DFCI, Laura was a member of the Ethics Committee. She participated in numerous ethical trainings offered by BWH and her own institution. She also participated in ethical consultations. She presently works as an independent contractor doing medical, conference and legal interpreting.


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Merrimack Valley AHEC

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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