Triangle Social for April
April 16, 2019
Informed Consent: A Matter of Life and Death

Where: TBD

Please join us for the Triangle Social. The social is open to everyone from 7-8:00 then members only from 8:00-8:45 pm for a presentation.

Location TBD

Catherine Wilson will present:

Informed Consent: A Matter of Life and Death

In a study carried out by the University of California at Berkeley, 35 medical malpractice claims caused by language access issues totaled $5M or $142,857 per case in damages, settlements and legal fees. Even more costly was the irreparable damage and loss of life incurred. Of these 35 cases, two children and three adults died.

What does the law say about informed consent? Why is it important to obtain IC in the patient’s first language? How can we as interpreters encourage IC compliance within our work environments? We’ll take an in depth look at these questions in addition to reviewing different types of consents and suggested operating procedures for interpreters when obtaining consent in clinical settings.

Catherine has a Master of Arts in Interpreting and Translation Studies from Wake Forest University. A Certified Healthcare Interpreter, she has two years of Spanish interpreting and translation experience from Wake Baptist Medical Center and UNC Hospitals. In her free time, she is currently taking a Linguistics Class at UNC and serving as CATI’s board secretary.

RSVP by Sunday, April 14

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm