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Medical translation in the hospital

/ 11 April 2023 /

Medical translation in the hospital is a very important part of healthcare for patients who are not fluent in the language used in their country. In these situations, a medical interpreter may be necessary to help the patient understand the diagnosis, medical procedures, post-operative instructions, and prescribed medications.

A medical interpreter can perform various roles in a hospital. This could be someone employed by the hospital or a translation agency that is available on request. An interpreter can also be a volunteer whose services are used in emergencies.

A good medical translator should have knowledge of medical terminology and understand the medical context to enable effective and accurate communication between the patient and the doctor. A medical translator should also maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical standards to ensure patient privacy and medical data security.

In-hospital medical translation is crucial to ensuring effective healthcare for patients, regardless of their linguistic or cultural background.

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