The interpreter treats as confidential all information learned in the performance of his/her professional duties.
The interpreter strives to convey the message accurately taking into consideration its cultural context.
The interpreter maintains impartiality and refrains from counseling or projecting personal biases or beliefs.
The interpreter continuously strives to develop awareness of his/her own and other cultures encountered in the performance of their professional duties and strives to continually further his/her knowledge and skills
When the patient’s health, well-being, or dignity is at risk, the interpreter may be justified in acting as an advocate. Advocacy is understood as an action taken on behalf of an individual that goes beyond facilitating communication, with the intention of supporting good health outcomes
The interpreter must at all times act in a professional and ethical manner treating all parties with respect.