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Medical Interpreter Brown Bag Webinar Series - "Do nothing" to "Do no harm": Collaborative Values in Medical Interpreting

  • 03/14/2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • GoToWebinar


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Please join MATI for the third of our Brown Bag Webinar Series for Medical Interpreters, entitled "Collaborative Values in Medical Interpreting", which will be presented by Robyn K. Dean, renowned leader in interpreter education and expert ASL interpreter.

Each webinar in this series will be 45-55 minutes long, followed by 5-15 minutes of Q&A. Webinars are $15 for MATI Members and $25 for Non-members.

Each Webinar is approved for 1 CEU through the ATA. Certificates will be awarded upon completion.

This webinar examines the problems of context-based decision making of interpreters when the guidance of their ethical codes proves insufficient. It also explores an ethical frame that appreciates the primacy of context but expands the values of interpreting to include the values inherent in medical settings. Lastly, it proposes the use of case conferencing as a means through which interpreters develop critical thinking and ethical judgment.

Robyn K. Dean, CI/CT, MA was appointed to the faculty of the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 1999, in recognition of her scholarship in the interpreting field and leadership in the education of interpreters, medical students, and other health care professionals. She has been an interpreter for over 20 years, with particular service experience in medical and mental health settings. Ms. Dean's demand control schema has been the topic of numerous presentations, publications, and grant projects nationally and internationally. Her contribution to interpreter education was recognized in 2008 with the Mary Stotler Award, an award conferred every two years, conjointly, by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers. Ms. Dean currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland where she is completing her PhD at Heriot-Watt University.

Webinars shall be facilitated using GoToWebinar. Computer and internet access are required. Details on accessing the webinar will be emailed to registrants a few days before the webinar takes place. 

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