Wait. They're Going to Operate on the Wrong Leg! Advocacy for Community and Medical Interpreters

SKU#: 38 Advocacy
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A simple “how-to kit” on advocacy for interpreters that explains what advocacy is, whether to do it and how to manage it.

Course length:  1.5 hours  

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. 

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI): 1.5 CCHI CE hours
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define advocacy for community and medical interpreters.
  • Use a decision-making protocol to determine if, when and how to advocate as a community or medical interpreter.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Omari Jeremiah, MA
  • 12 interactive exercises, including an advocacy case study, an advocacy road map and a role play in 9 language pairs
  • A clear understanding (at last!) of what advocacy is and whether it falls inside the interpreter’s role
  • An easy-to-follow “advocacy road map” to help interpreters decide if, when and how to advocate
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

 How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Understand what advocacy for interpreters means.
  • Know if or when you should advocate.
  • Have clear and simple steps to follow to help you make that decision.
  • Understand that advocacy isn’t always wrong—but if you do it, you are stepping outside the interpreter’s role.
  • Make informed decisions about advocacy in your daily practice.
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