This program is accredited by CEAP/CCHI for 7 CE hours
IMIA/NBCMI approval pending.
For interpreters, conversations involving palliative care, especially those at end of life, can be among the most difficult to convey - not only linguistically and culturally, but personally. This seven-hour workshop is designed for preparing experienced medical interpreters in palliative care settings. The major messages participants will take away: Palliative care is a distinct and rapidly expanding area of medicine with which all interpreters should be familiar. Palliative care conversations present unique challenges for interpreters that require specific knowledge and skills to overcome. Through study and reflective practice, interpreters can expand their knowledge and improve both their interpreting skills and comfort level related to interpreting in palliative care settings.
Date: October 14, 2023
Start time: Please arrive at 8:30am. Class will start at 9:00am. Ends at 5:00pm with one hour for lunch. The cafeteria will be open or attendees can bring their own lunch. A light snack will be provided in the morning and afternoon.
Cost: $50 for non-OSTI members, $40, for OSTI members
Location: Providence St. Vincent.
Registration is open to 25 people, maximum.
Bios of instructors
Carolyn Leavitt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with certification in Advanced Palliative and Hospice Social Work. Carolyn has worked for Providence Health & Services since 2011 and joined the Connections Palliative Care team in 2017. In her current role, she is the Lead Social Worker, and works at Providence Willamette Falls hospital. Carolyn received her Bachelor of Art degree in Social Work from Providence College in Rhode Island and her Master of Social Work degree from California State University in Los Angeles, California. Carolyn recently graduated from an 18-month Palliative and End-of-Life Care Leadership Fellowship with The Zelda Foster Studies program at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. In her 18-year career as a clinical social worker, Carolyn has practiced social work in a variety of settings, including non-profit community agencies, schools, outpatient mental health, outpatient medical clinics, and hospitals. Palliative Care is especially close to Carolyn’s heart, as she provided caregiving, advocacy, and end-of-life support for both of her parents.
Erin Neff-Minyard, Ed.M., CHItm is an Oregon Certified Spanish Health Care Interpreter and Language Access Program Coordinator at Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon, where she has worked since 2007. She was the 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 and chaired the OCHCI’s Advocacy and Policy Committee. Erin has a master’s in adult education from Oregon State University and worked as a Health Care Interpreting Instructor at Portland Community College from 2011 – 2012.