Faculty and Community Seminar on Interpreting Studies and Practice
April 10, 2019
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Re-examining Impartiality and Role Boundaries for Healthcare Interpreters.
For years healthcare interpreters in professional settings were expected to be invisible and impartial message conveyors. As the profession has evolved, so have the role expectations and the interpretation of the standards of practice. This session explores two commonly misunderstood standards of practice for healthcare interpreters – impartiality and role boundaries – and strategies to uphold them. Both standards are essential to guarantee a patient’s right to equal access, and yet they can be tricky to carry out when a situation challenges personal values or pulls at heartstrings.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.