BEST PRACTICES IN INTERPRETING IN THE LGBTQIA COMMUNITY
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hours of Credit: OHA – 3.0 hours (Ethics, Skills, or Other), CCHI – 3.0 hours, NBCMI – 0.3 hours, WA DSHS – 3.0 hours (General)
Instructor: Taught by Óscar Fernández, Ph.D—Portland State University, University Studies faculty & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator, Qualified Health Care Interpreter
Description: The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care reports how “individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex or Asexual (LGBTQIA) face significant barriers in accessing health care. These barriers are heightened when a person is both LGBTQIA and also limited English proficient (LEP).” This course will address best practices in interpreting in the LGBTQIA community. It will examine the ethics associated with interpreting for a non-binary community such as regulatory protections, non-discrimination laws, standards of care, and cultural biases. The class is designed to help the professional interpreter develop the skills necessary to interpret in the LGBTQIA population such providing a glossary of terms commonly used in the medical setting, both in English and in other languages. Lastly, the interpreter will develop skills in interpreting sensitive health issues such as sexual history, and gender-affirming surgery appointments.
CLASS TUITION - $39
Contact Phone: 503-893-9660
Please contact OHCIA directly for any question. NOTIS does not host this event.