Behavioral Ethics: How Sign Language Interpreters Overcome Ethical Blind Spots

June 6, 2018

Brandon Arthur sits down with Kellie Stewart to discuss the importance of strengthening the ethical decision-making skills of sign language interpreters. In this interview Kellie posits that an examination of ethical decision-making through the lens of behavioral ethics highlights a critical gap in the current practice and code of conduct for sign language interpreters. Kellie suggests that to strengthen ethical decision-making and to fill this critical gap requires interpreters to examine the factors shaping their decisions, gain a more clear understanding of their own biases and self-concept, be honest with themselves about their feelings about the Deaf Community, and to embrace the idea that they have the potential to do real harm while on the job, regardless of their intent.

 

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