I like how Dr. Martinez spoke about that he really tries to get his students to understand more that history and family play an important role in the medical industry. I also think he pointed a great point saying what role does the family play in letting one another know about values and history and what information they choose to convey. Circular communication vs direct communication,sometimes the best way to communicate an idea doesn’t necessarily have to be straight forward. I believe sometimes as interpreters we get caught up with just rendering the message and sometimes we forget that there are other ways to go about it.
I like the way he prepares a student to be an advocate because he reminds us that it is important to recognize cultural differences and to remember that cultural differences aren’t curiosity or interesting but they're ethical as well. A student needs to be able to frame it as an ethical dilemma. It is important to remember that as interpreters we have ethical decision making tools.