Interpreting in Palliative Care

Interpreting in Palliative Care

UMHS-ISP offers a seven-hour workshop for interpreters on the topic of Interpreting in Palliative Care. The Fall 2013 course will take place on Saturday, September 21 from 8:30am – 5:00pm at Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 3001 – Great Lakes Central.

This workshop is designed for working interpreters who have already received basic training in healthcare interpreting. This curriculum is designed to help interpreters learn more about palliative care as a field and apply their knowledge and skills about interpreting to these difficult conversations. At the same time, a part of the lesson can also serve as an opportunity to reinforce basic interpreting skills with participants who may need a review.

Overall, there are three major messages that we want students to take home.

  • Palliative care is a distinct and rapidly expanding area of medicine with which all interpreters should be familiar.
  • Palliative care conversations present unique challenges for interpreters that require specific knowledge and skills to overcome.
  • Through study and reflective practice, interpreters can expand their knowledge and improve both their interpreting skills and comfort level related to interpreting in palliative care settings.

Continue Education Credits are available.

Prerequisites (only 1 needed):

Want to register? Questions? Please contact Jane Miller.


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