Ethics in Action 3: Ethical Decision-making for Community and Medical Interpreters
Course description: A clear roadmap for how to make effective decisions as an interpreter that support interpreter ethics, professional practice and communicative autonomy.
Course length: 2 hours
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 2 CCHI CE hours
International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA CEUs
Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Use five strategies to guide ethical decision-making in medical or community interpreting.
Apply the CHIA ethical decision-making guidelines to a realistic interpreting scenario.
What you will get:
Your video host: Omari Jeremiah, MA
9 interactive exercises
4 videos of community and medical interpreters facing an ethical challenge
An effective 3-step model for saying no to requests that undermine ethical conduct
Two role play exercises (English only)
1 self-assessment exercise
1 handout: the CHIA Standards of Practice (from the California Healthcare Interpreting Association)
Course completion certificate
How this lesson will improve your practice:
You will have an effective model to decline requests that exceed your scope of practice.
You will know how to clarify your role to help others understand your ethical requirements.
You will know how to handle requests for the interpreter “to just sign as a witness.”
You will know how to handle requests for the interpreters to help fill out forms.
You will be able to use the CHIA ethical decision-making guidelines to enhance your ethical practice.