Interpreting is more than channeling a message from the source language to the target language, it also involves codes and values established by the profession. There are similar yet different sets of ethics codes provided by different interpreting groups. Starting this episode (1 of 3), we will explore more about the seven most common Medical interpreting values in the code of Ethics.
Part 2 of 3. Confidentiality, cultural competence and impartiality
The healthcare interpreter spends valuable time with LEP patients (e.g. waiting for the nurse or doctor to arrive, time between appointments, etc). However, this might pose a threat to the code of ethics most healthcare professionals are subjected to. Learn ways to promote confidentiality, cultural competence and impartiality with this episode. This is the second part of a three-part series exploring more about the complexity of the Medical Interpreting code of Ethics.
It is vital that you as an interpreter understand what type of respect and professionalism is expected from you by patients, medical professionals and staff in general. In this episode we explore more about how one interpreter can exceed these expectations. This is the third part of a three-part series exploring more about the complexity of the Medical Interpreting code of Ethics.