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Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters

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MasterWord is happy to bring you this important, complimentary training, designed by Linda Golley and presented by Certified Trainers and Interpreters, Whitney Gissell and Gabriela Siebach. Training in Infection Control and industrial safety is as vital for medical interpreters as it is for other members of the heath care team. We hope you enjoy this timely presentation of Linda Golley’s material and thank her for her contribution to interpreter education. What interpreters who have taken the training have already said:  “Excellent opportunity for gaining advanced knowledge in a most important subject.” “Thank You! I listened to all of it! Great…

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Responding to Subpoenas: An Interpreter’s Growing Concern

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by Whitney Gissell Professional interpreters have long been skilled at navigating difficult ethical dilemmas. When facing these ethical dilemmas a swift, yet well thought-out decision must be made and is guided by the code of ethics. For example, in a true dilemma when one tenet of the code is in conflict with another, the interpreter must decide which tenet to sacrifice and which to uphold.  However, what is an interpreter to do when the code of ethics is in conflict with the law? It has been a growing trend that interpreters are being subpoenaed to testify about something they may…

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