Region 2: Interpreting in Palliative Care

  • 17 Nov 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 1 South Park Circle Charleston, SC 29407



VIEW FLYER HERE: Palliative_flyer.pdf


Sat. Nov 17, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm


           $105 - REGULAR | AFTER OCTOBER 19, 2018


1 South Park Circle, Suite 3001 South Park Circle
Charleston, SC 29407

Summary: Palliative care seeks to optimize quality of life and relieve physical and emotional suffering through pain management, comfort care, and spiritual support. A 2010 survey of patients receiving palliative care in California found that 40% spoke limited English. Since palliative care depends on regular, clear communication between patients, providers, and families, interpreters are key members of any palliative care team. For interpreters, conversations involving palliative care, especially those at the end of life, can be among the most difficult to convey — not only linguistically and culturally, but personally. This interactive seven-hour workshop is designed to prepare experienced medical interpreters to work in palliative care settings. This multimedia, interactive training includes videos, PowerPoint presentations, and practice of interpreting and sight translation.

Workshop Presenter: Cindy Roat is a national consultant and trainer with 25 years’ experience in the healthcare interpreting field. With an MPH in International Health Services, Cindy has made significant contributions to the healthcare interpreting field in the areas of training, program development, policy formulation, advocacy and organizational outreach. Her written works are key resources for interpreters, providers and administrators alike. Cindy was the principal author of the original Bridging the Gap, and her most recent book, Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites, is being used as an ancillary text at many basic training programs. Ms. Roat is a founder and former Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), a founding member of WASCLA, current chair of the Community Interpreters Division of NOTIS, as well as being known nationally as an energetic advocate for the field of health care interpreting and for language access in general. 

Contact: Antwan Walters

This event is not sponsored by VRID and is provided for informational purposes only.  Posting this information does not constitute VRID's endorsement of the event, sponsor, or presenter.  Please contact the event coordinator for more information. 

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