The Role of the Interpreter in End-of-Life Situations

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST

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

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Tuesday, 12 November 2019 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST

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

CEU Fee (for nationally certified medical interpreters): an additional $33.31 (includes a $3.31 processing fee) that includes course materials, CEU certificate of completion). Contact Hours: 1.50 CEUs hours for CCHI and 0.15 for IMIA/NBCMI.

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: Nov 11, 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 - | Jeanette Rivera -

Workshop  Description:

This 1.5 hour workshop focuses on the role of the medical interpreter in end-of-life decisions. Some of the most challenging situations an interpreter faces are when a patient is dying, and the interpreter has to be the conduit of bad news to the family. Program Learning Objectives:

Learning Objectives

Medical interpreters participating in this training will be able to:

1.   Become familiar with healthcare providers and their roles;

2.   Identify family members and their roles within the family structure;

3.   Describe the triadic meeting and its process;

4.   Become familiar with the process of post-mortem organ donation.

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


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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