A Question about Ethics

By May 29, 2020April 6th, 2022No Comments

As a medical interpreter, when do you step out as an advocate?

What is the role of a medical interpreter? How do we follow the interpreter code of ethics? These are all essential questions for a medical provider and interpreter to know.

As a medical interpreter, you find yourself in a plethora of scenarios and have to make split-second decisions on a daily basis. For certified Russian interpreter Svetlana Ruth, my guest on this episode, she understands as good as anyone the importance of understanding how to act within the interpreter code of ethics. The class she teaches about interpreter ethics is legendary and in this episode, she shares with us how medical interpreters can best respond in the most challenging scenarios.