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Medical Interpretation: Ethics in Medical Interpretation.

Assisting the LEP (Parents with Limited English) patient and family members who do not speak English. How to ensure that the communication through the Interpreter is accurate and that both the patient and family understand the issues at hand.

Martha Exebio Blackwood is a certified Medical Interpreter at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Martha will present the challenges involved in medical interpretation and lead the case study discussion that will touch on the following questions:

  • What is the responsibility of the Medical Interpreter?

  • What are the ethical dilemmas the Interpreter may face?

  • If the Interpreter sees a gap in understanding between patient and provider, how should they respond?

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