Medical Interpreting That Really Works

With Marlene Elliott, CI/CT | August 20, 2011 9AM– 4PM | Wenatchee, WA | North Central ESD Center, Cottonwood Retreat Center, 430 Olds Station Road | .6 CEUs | $65 |

This workshop lays a foundation for interpreters wanting to work in medical settings and gives the experienced interpreter a new framework for re-examining their work. From the perspective of interpreting as interaction, interpreters will explore the myriad specific interactions that encompass medical interpreting. Together we will examine the kinds of talk that commonly happen in these interactions and the functions of this talk. We will explore how the interpretations for these functions naturally need to vary in order to be geared to the specific recipient present. We will explore social boundaries and culture in relation to waiting in the medical environment including how to professionally “chat” with clients when it is socially and culturally necessary. Finally we will explore resources for on-going development in medical terminology and expressing medical concepts in other languages.

Length: one day

Language of Presentation: English