Complete Exercise 2: End-of-Life Care and Multicultural Issues on p. 51-53 of the workbook.
Read part 1 and answer the following questions:
- Explain in as much detail as possible what the client’s wishes are.
- Is the daughter providing alternative directions for medical care? Can you give any reasons why the daughter responds the way she does?
Read part 2 and discuss the implications of family disagreements, autonomy and confidentiality. What role do cultural considerations play in each?
Complete Exercise 3: Working with an Interpreter. Describe the role of the medical interpreter in Mrs. Martinez’s case. Compare this interpreter’s role with the role of sign language interpreters. What are the ethical issues involved in working as an interpreter and working with an interpreter?