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An Exploration of Ethical Decision Making and Boundaries in Health Care Interpreting

  • 26 Jan 2013
  • 9:00 AM
  • United and Children’s Hospitals Conference Center
  • 27


  • THIS IS ONLY FOR THOSE MEMBERS WHO HAVE RENEWED THEIR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2013! Please pay annual membership fee of $40.00 before registering for workshop

On line registration for members (renewed membership in 2013) will become available on Jan 1st, 2013. The cost of the workshop for members is $5.00 when paid on line.
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An Exploration of Ethical Decision Making and Boundaries in Health Care Interpreting

Presented by:

Richard Laurion, M.A., CI & CT, NIC Advanced, Director of Programs and Operations,
CATIE Center, St. Catherine University.
Paula Gajewski Mickelson, M.A., CI & CT, NIC: Advanced, Professor and Department Chair,
ASL & Interpreting Department, St. Catherine University.

Ethical decision making and maintaining professional boundaries can be challenging in any interpreting work, regardless of the language pairs with which you work. Place our work in a health care setting, and challenges multiply. Pressure from lawsuits, changing regulations and risk management is causing health systems to require interpreters demonstrate competence to work in medical settings and to conduct ourselves is a professional manner. What, besides our moral compass, guides our professional ethical behavior in this rapidly changing environment?

During this session, we will compare how ethical decision making and professional boundaries are identified in these studies. Additionally we will look at these concepts in light of professional codes of ethics for sign language and spoken language interpreters. Finally we will continue our collective exploration of these findings through group case study analysis.

DATE: Saturday, January 26th, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


United and Children´s Hospital (Conference Hall)
Lower Level, United Hospital’s John Nasseff Heart Center
255 Smith Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Directions and Parking: (click here)

Free parking in the Gold Ramp

3 hours of Continued Education Credits
3 points ATA Continuing Education Credit
.3 credits for RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) RID credits sponsored by CATIE
Center at St. Catherine University.

Online registration: Up to January 23rd
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Onsite registration: 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Presentation and questions:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Preregistered Members: SPECIAL PROMOTION
$5.00 this time only
Non-members online registration: $25.00
On site for members and non-members: $25.00
Link for membership:

Sponsored by:

CATIE Center at St. Catherine University

St. Catherine University is an approved RID sponsor
for continuing education activities. This program is
offered for 0.3 CEUs and assumes some knowledge of
the topic.


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