Quick Review of the NCIHC's Code of Ethics for Medical Interpreters

Quick Review of the NCIHC's Code of Ethics for Medical Interpreters

This video is a condensed version of my spiel explaining the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare (NCHIC) medical interpreting code of ethics. This video serves as a great introduction to the NCIHC’s code of ethics OR a quick/easy review for medical interpreters.

Keep in mind that there are THREE widely-recognized medical interpreting codes of ethics in the U.S. (I call them the “Big 3”) that are required reading for the NBCMI (National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters) and CCHI (Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters) certification exams:

– The NCIHC National Code of Ethics for Interpreters in Health Care
https://www.ncihc.org/ethics-and-standards-of-practice

– The International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) Code of Ethics:
https://www.imiaweb.org/code

– The California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA) California Standards for Healthcare Interpreters (the Ethical Principles for Healthcare Interpreters starts on page 24)
https://www.chiaonline.org/CHIA-Standards

Did you know that at InterpreMed I have a bunch of Ethics and Standards of Practice exercises? We also have written exam study guides for the NBCMI and CCHI oral exams that include everything you need to know about medical interpreting ethics. We also have an Ethics Club for ongoing development of our ethical decision-making skills! Visit us at https://www.interpremed.com

Learn more about the Ethics Club and I why I believe it’s important to practice regularly with medical interpreting ethical scenarios here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J43bSVwbCWo

Are you interested in learning more about the ethical principle of CONFIDENTIALITY? View our free recorded webinar that compares the ethical principle of confidentiality across the “Big 3” codes of ethics and contrasts it with our responsibility to HIPAA under federal law. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEIKII1PzcE

The aforementioned webinar is also eligible for CEUs here: https://academy.interpremed.com/product/lets-talk-ethics-confidentiality-for-medical-interpreters/

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1 Comment

  1. Veronica Marquez on January 7, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Thank you very much for this video it has been really helpful 😊 👍 😀

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