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Hi Everyone, I am currently studying the Interpreter’s Code of Ethics and I would like to provide reasons why ethical dilemmas are among the most difficult situations for an interpreter to deal with. Would be good to have different opinions and points of view.

Many thanks,

asked 12 Jul '17, 06:43

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Hi Sunshine Perhaps you could be more specific. Which code of ethics are you studying? And specifically what sort of ethical dilemmas did you have in mind? Would you like people here to provide examples? Or have our opinions on different possible behaviours in a given situation?

(12 Jul '17, 09:56) Andy

Hi Andy, Many thanks for your reply.I am studying the NRPSI Code of professional conduct. I think the best way to provide these reasons would be to have some opinions on different behaviours in a given situation, but to be honest, I am not sure. I am stuck on this question and I am not sure what to write. I would be very grateful if someone could help me. Many thanks

(12 Jul '17, 16:17) Sunshine10

Hi Sunshine I think you should either suggest one potentially difficult situation and ask people here what they would do in that situation, perhaps quoting the relevant part of the code of ethics and potential problems as context; OR ask people here to describe a situation that they found ethically difficult and why and then you can compare that to the actual code. (NB Personally I don't know if ethical dilemmas are the most difficult thing an interpreter faces. The language issues are quite tricky and much more frequent! ;)

(18 Jul '17, 20:18) Andy
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