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November 13, 2019
November 23, 2019
  • Interpreting in Palliative Care workshop

    November 23, 2019  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Providence Portland Medical Center Cancer Center Rooms C/D, 4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213

    Hello OSTI members,

    Jennifer Levi and I are teaching Interpreting in Palliative Care in Portland next month. Please see the Eventbrite page linked below for details and to register. It is approved for 7 general credits through CCHI and DSHS only. OHA will recognize those credits as well.


    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Hope to see you there!
    Erin Neff-Minyard, Ed.M., CHItm
    Oregon Certified Spanish Healthcare Interpreter
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Interpreting in Palliative Care

    This interactive seven-hour workshop is designed for experienced health care interpreters to expand their knowledge, improve interpreting skills, and increase their comfort level related to interpreting in palliative care settings. Conversations involving palliative care, especially those at end of life, can be among the most difficult for interpreters to convey, not only linguistically and culturally, but personally. Palliative care is a distinct and rapidly expanding area of medicine with which all interpreters should be familiar and palliative care conversations present unique challenges for interpreters that require specific knowledge and skills to overcome. This workshop is open to experienced interpreters of all languages.

    Instructors: Jennifer Levi, LCSW ACHP-SW and Erin Neff-Minyard, Ed.M, CHItm.

    Continuing Education

    Approved for:

    7 general credits Washington DSHS (approved, course #352)

    7 hours of CEUs by CCHI

    About the instructors

    Jennifer Levi, LCSW ACHP-SW is a palliative care social worker with Providence Health and Services in Portland, Oregon. She has served in this role since 2007. Prior to her work in Portland she worked with in rural Florida for a hospice population. Jennifer has been a field instructor for social work interns for more than ten years, currently with Portland State University. She is the vice-chair for the Oregon Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council that was initiated from Oregon Senate Bill 608. Jennifer shares a passion for culturally relevant, early advance care planning with individuals and their families that are facing a serious illness with a goal to guide their families and healthcare team with a better understanding of each person’s values and outlook on life.

    Erin Neff-Minyard, Ed.M., CHItm is an Oregon Certified Spanish Health Care Interpreter and Interpreter Services Program Coordinator at Legacy Health, where she has worked since 2007. She is Chair of the Oregon Council on Health Care Interpreters (OCHCI) which advises the Oregon Health Authority on administrative rules and policy standards for the Health Care Interpreter Program. She also chairs the OCHCI’s Legislative and Policy Committee. Erin has a master’s in adult education and worked as a Health Care Interpreting Instructor at Portland Community College from 2011 – 2012. Erin loves the curious nature of language and grammar, she has a passion for serving Spanish-speaking patients, and she is strongly committed to educating health care professionals about the role of the medical interpreter.

    Special instructions and additional information

    We will provide coffee and tea in the morning. You are welcome to bring snacks and your own sack lunch. We will have a one hour lunch break.

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