Palliative care is medical care involving specialized care for individuals with serious illnesses. Get trained in the little-known field of palliative care in this online, self-paced course.


7 Hours Training / 2 Months Enrollment

Palliative care is medical care involving specialized care for individuals with serious illnesses, with the goal of improving their quality of life. Since palliative care depends on regular, clear communication among providers, patients, and families, interpreters are key members of any palliative care team.

For interpreters, conversations involving palliative care, especially those at the end of life, can be among the most difficult to convey—not only linguistically and culturally, but on a personal level. Yet, to date, there has been little training for interpreters in this field.

This 7-hour workshop was designed by Cynthia Roat, MPH, Anne Kinderman, MD, Alicia Fernandez, MD. In this course, you’ll:

  • Discuss the challenges of using interpreters in palliative medicine
  • Understand the cultural considerations in palliative medicine
  • Deepen your knowledge of how experiences with end-of-life conversations and beliefs surrounding death could potentially impact the quality of interpretation

Take this uncommon training and become prepared to expertly navigate one of the profession’s most challenging settings.

Career Opportunities

When you encounter a language barrier, you need a trusted company that can bridge that gap in communication. Liberty Language Services offers a full suite of language services. We’re proud that every single one of our interpreters are highly trained and rigorously credentialed in each specialty. They’re also fully compliant with all standards in all the major industries.

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