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Multilingual Medical Tool by Michael Knight
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The alternative to expensive telephone and onsite interpreting services, the Clinical Consultation Series Multilingual Medical Tool allows medical professionals to complete a full medical consultation with patients who do not speak, or have a limited understanding of, their language. It is suitable for use in all routine medical consultations with patients who have basic reading skills in their own language and is an invaluable tool for short notice, unsupported appointments. The series is designed for use by any doctor's surgery or clinic worldwide required to provide treatment either to foreign nationals or those patients who do not speak 'Medical English'. These books are also suitable for use by the following groups and individuals: medical professionals working or studying in a foreign country; expatriates (communities and individuals) who do not have access to a local medical service provided in their own language; interpreters who are unfamiliar with medical words and terminology; non-government organisations (NGOs); military medical services; tourists and business travellers. To use the book effectively, the medical professional must simply point to the relevant question (all text is written in both languages) and await the response from the patient. The questions and likely responses have been selected to allow a basic accurate patient history to be taken, leading to provisional diagnosis and treatment of the complaint. The various sections follow each other in a logical manner and are linked by question indicators directing the user to other relevant areas. The book contains a user-friendly, step-by-step format, ensuring both the medical professional and the patient fully understand all of the information presented. The user is able to perform a consultation at their own pace and give information back to the patient at every stage. To ensure accuracy of all language content and provide complete piece of mind for the end-user, all text is translated and verified by two independent professional translation companies. The content is further reviewed prior to printing by native speakers to confirm accuracy, cultural appropriateness and general patient understanding. Cost saving benefits are achieved by greatly reducing the need for lengthy, expensive three-way conversations using telephone interpreters (an average of GBP 1.00 per minute!). The Multilingual Medical Tool is ideal for consultations of a sensitive nature or where the patient may be reluctant to pass information to the telephone interpreter for cultural reasons. The book removes the potential for miscommunication, and also ensures absolute patient confidentiality. Other features and benefits of the Multilingual Medical Tool include: individual sections dedicated to all of the body's major systems; bilingual patient administration form templates and a language identification tool; a whole section dedicated to medical emergencies. More languages (including Spanish, French and Portuguese) coming soon!"
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2015
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Wordzworth Publishing
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