Interpreting in Palliative Care (Online live session via Zoom) 7 CEUs by DSHS (#754), AOC, ATA. 6.5 by CCHI. $105/Members

  • 06/08/2024
  • 06/15/2024
  • 2 sessions
  • 06/08/2024, 09:00 12:30 (PDT)
  • 06/15/2024, 09:00 12:30 (PDT)
  • Online via Zoom
  • 25



NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents:

Interpreting in palliative care

Presented by Cindy Roat

What is it about? 
Palliative care seeks to optimize quality of life and relieve physical and emotional suffering through pain management, comfort care, and spiritual support. A 2010 survey of patients receiving palliative care in California found that 40% spoke limited English. Since palliative care depends on regular, clear communication between patients, providers, and families, interpreters are key members of any palliative care team.

For interpreters, conversations involving palliative care, especially those at the end of life, can be among the most difficult to convey — not only linguistically and culturally, but personally.                                    

This interactive seven-hour workshop is designed to prepare experienced medical interpreters to work in palliative care settings. It includes:

  • An Introduction to Palliative Care
  • Interpreting Skills Applied to Palliative Care
  • The Vocabulary of Palliative Care
  • Sight Translation in Palliative Care
  • The Impact of Emotion and Belief on Interpreting

This multimedia, interactive training includes videos, PowerPoint presentations, and practice of interpreting and sight translation. Bilingual medical glossaries and practice activities are provided in Cantonese/traditional Chinese, Mandarin/simplified Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

What is a Webshop?
A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. 
During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

When? Two sessions: Saturday, June 8th & 15th, 2024, 9am to 12:30pm, PST. You will need to attend the both sessions to receive CEUs. 

Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

$105 NOTIS members, $145 non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Via the web (before midnight on June 3rd). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Space is limited to the first 30 registrants. This workshop will not be recorded.

CE credits?
Credit status will be updated upon approval.

  Credits Requested  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS 7 general Approved (#754)
Washington State AOC 7 general Approved
ATA 7 (Category A) Approved
CCHI  3 performance-based credits and 3.5 general credits Approved (ID:5713)

Who is teaching?

Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 29 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy, and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers, and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of the original Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs.

Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason. You must attend the both sessions to receive certificate. Certificate will be emailed the following week. 

No refunds can be given after June 3rd. A $15 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact the
NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as an unstable internet connection, issues with third-party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

    Anything else?
    If you require accommodation, please contact NOTIS at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.


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