Ethics in Action 3: Ethical Decision-making for Community and Medical Interpreters

SKU#: 17 Ethics 3
Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
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A clear roadmap for how to make effective decisions as an interpreter that support interpreter ethics, professional practice and communicative autonomy.

Course length:  2 hours

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. See our FAQ for information on purchasing course access extensions.

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 2 CCHI CE hours
  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use five strategies to guide ethical decision-making in medical or community interpreting.
  • Apply the CHIA ethical decision-making guidelines to a realistic interpreting scenario. 

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor:  Omari Jeremiah, MA
  • 9 interactive exercises
  • 4 videos of community and medical interpreters facing an ethical challenge
  • An effective 3-step model for saying no to requests that undermine ethical conduct
  • Two role play exercises (English only)
  • 1 self-assessment exercise
  • 1 handout: the CHIA Standards of Practice (from the California Healthcare Interpreting Association)
  • Course completion certificate

How this lesson will improve your practice:

  • You will have an effective model to decline requests that exceed your scope of practice.
  • You will know how to clarify your role to help others understand your ethical requirements.
  • You will know how to handle requests for the interpreter “to just sign as a witness.”
  • You will know how to handle requests for the interpreters to help fill out forms.
  • You will be able to use the CHIA ethical decision-making guidelines to enhance your ethical practice.

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