Welcome to HCIN Learn

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Interpreting in Palliative Care, a course developed with support from the California HealthCare Foundation

The Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN) welcomes you to HCIN Learn, our online continuing education platform for professional interpreters.

If you are new here, you will be prompted to register. Registration is free and quick, and we don't share your contact info with anyone.

If you created an account in 2017 or earlier, we have moved to a new server—you will be asked just once to confirm or change your password, and you will need to check the email address that is linked to your original account.

Contact support@hcin.org if we can assist you.

Available courses

Live discussion, May 24 at Noon Eastern Time, 9:00am Pacific Time. Enroll with credit card/PayPal ($20 fee) OR with Keyword (HCIN network interpreters with a Network ID only; contact support@hcin.org for reminder.), 1 instructional hour

Concepts, skills and terminology for interpreters in palliative care and end-of-life settings. $35 enrollment fee/30 days access. 7 instructional hoursWhat language pairs does the course support?

An overview of the organs and functions of the gastrointestinal system, including some common diseases, clinical procedures and useful terminology. $35 enrollment fee/30 days access. 3 instructional hours.

Concepts and vocabulary specific to the Anticoagulation (Coumadin) Clinic, as well as  principles that will help in any medical or surgical specialty.  $35 enrollment fee/30 days access. 2 instructional hours.

Tips and tricks to help interpreters get more useful results from internet searches (e.g. Google). $20 enrollment fee/30 days access. 1 instructional hour.

A brief introduction to the ethics of healthcare interpreting, based on prevailing standards set by professional associations in the field. $20 enrollment fee/30 days access. 1 instructional hour.

A webinar recording (audio plus a few slides) on dealing with cultural misconceptions, interpretation of certain terminology and the challenges of bridging the communication gap between Arabic-speaking patients and English-speaking providers. Recommended for Arabic interpreters, but open to all. $20 enrollment fee, 1 instructional hour.

This event is over. Participants will receive an email link to claim their certificates.

A 19-minute video for clinicians and healthcare administrators on why and how to use trained interpreters. Free.
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Useful links for medical education, bi-lingual dictionaries, professional organizations and more. Free

(Restricted) Materials relevant to interpreters at member hospitals of the Health Care Interpreter Network

(Restricted) Advice and protocols for remote interpreting on the Health Care Interpreter Network (HCIN), developed by the HCIN Quality Director.