Nova Scotia Interpreting Services is offering on-site training in Health Interpretation for groups of up to 15 people. This day-and-a half (12 hours) training can be offered in English or French and covers the following topics:
- Cultural Interpreting
- Ethics and Liabilities
- Interpretation Process
- Professional Profile of Interpreter/Translator
- Interpreting in Health Care Settings
- Interpreter Professional Development
- Human Anatomy, Physiology and Common Diseases
Instruction includes exercises, self training and a final quiz.
Past participants include persons from Mi’kmaq, Acadian and international cultures who have responded enthusiastically to this practical expression of making diversity work in their communities.
Course components and length can be modified to suit your needs.
For more information or to book a workshop, please contact our office.
This course was successfully delivered to hospital staff and volunteers with Cape Breton District Health Authority in March 2009 and Pictou County Health Authority in June 2009. For references, please contact:
Cape Breton District Health Authority:
Community Health Coordinator (Rural)
Cape Breton District Health Authority
Email: [email protected]
Spirituality, Diversity and Belonging Committee Liaison
Rev. Sandra Morrison
Pictou County Health Authority:
Jennifer McCarron, MSW, RSW
Primary Health Care Manager, PCHA
Tel: (902) 752-7600 ext. 3339
Fax: (902) 752- 0444