Medical Interpreting Is Only Interpreting – Or Is It Not?

  • 28 Apr 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Spokane County Library Argonne Branch, 4322 N Argonne Rd, Spokane Valley, WA
  • 49


  • both sessions
  • Both sessions
  • WSRID and Idaho RID members


We are all shaped by our own experiences in our lives. All the memories, good and bad, have permanently altered our outlook towards our lives and future. Meanwhile, as interpreters frequently encounter common procedures, diseases and conditions in emergency or clinical settings, how interpreters react to an experience and choice of response(s) affect performance on the job and, ultimately, patients’ clinical experiences.

During this interactive workshop designed for interpreters that specialize or frequent medical settings, Corey Axelrod – a fourth generation Deaf individual and son of a Deaf man who battled cancer for more than five years – will provide tangible actions interpreters can, and should, take to set the right foundation to enhance patients’ communication access experience.

Audiences will leave this workshop with:

  • A breakdown of varying challenges and obstacles patients and family members face in times of crisis
  • Tactics to manage difficult situations (featuring real life stories)
  • Tips to recognize your own triggers and traumatic experiences
  • Strategies to accommodate to the needs of patients and family members

For questions or more information, please contact Teresa Ford,

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