Palliative care is medical care involving specialized care for individuals with serious illnesses, with the goal of improving their quality of life. Since palliative care depends on regular, clear communication among providers, patients, and families, interpreters are key members of any palliative care team.
For interpreters, conversations involving palliative care, especially those at the end of life, can be among the most difficult to convey—not only linguistically and culturally, but on a personal level. Yet, to date, there has been little training for interpreters in this field.
This 7-hour workshop was designed by Cynthia Roat, MPH, Anne Kinderman, MD, Alicia Fernandez, MD.
In this course, you will: