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Webinar Interpreting Culture in Healthcare

September 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Instructor: Izabel Arocha

This evidence-based workshop will showcase the results of an international doctoral study at Osaka University. It explores the perspectives of 468 interpreter practitioners from 25 different countries, with respect to bridging the cultural gap between providers and patients. The data were compiled from 4 different data sources. Cultural differences pose certain complexities in the healthcare interpreter’s work due to the unique demands of providers and patients. This study focuses on the practitioners’ perspective regarding interpreting culture and how this affects the provision of culturally and linguistically competent care in the delivery of healthcare services. How does one convey culture without engaging in a cultural role? What are the strategies utilized? What are the advantages and disadvantages of their interventions? How aware are they of the cultures for which they are interpreting? How culturally competent are their services? Do interpreters consider themselves bi-cultural? What are the consequences of their intervention or lack thereof? The workshop shares the results and engages the audience to learn new interpreting theoretical frameworks related to bridging the cultural gap and how this affects the patient-provider therapeutic rapport, communicative space, and the interpreter’s role in the provision of healthcare services.

This webinar was approved for .2 IMIA CEUs. Cost: $35


September 27, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm