Advanced Ethics—Part 1: Interpreter Codes of Ethics & Ethical Decision Making


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Guest: Therese Mirande
Length: 37 minutes
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Description: This video is the first in a 3-part “Advanced Ethics” series. As training programs for medical interpreters continue to gain momentum, codes of ethics are introduced as an expectation for guiding daily practice. In this video, Therese Mirande digs deeper into the 5 qualities of an ethical interpreter and explores the 5 steps for ethical decision-making. Viewers are encouraged to engage in conversations about the concepts presented in the "Ethical Dilemmas" discussion forum on
Instructor: Therese Mirande is certified as a Spanish Medical Interpreter and Spanish Social Services Interpreter by the State of Washington DSHS. She holds a master’s degree in Spanish and a doctorate in Romance Languages, both from the University of Washington. She has been a professor of World Languages as well as Language Interpreting at Pierce College. As a member of the National Council of Interpreting in Healthcare, Ms. Mirande played an integral role in the development of their Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
  1. To review the importance of ethics as a professional interpreter.
  2. To understand the 5 qualities of an ethical interpreter.
  3. To understand the 5 steps for ethical decision-making.

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