Perspectives on medical translation and writing.
In German and English.
There is currently an outbreak of dengue in Singapore, where Imke, one of our writers, recently spotted this poster. In this latest article in our series on infectious diseases, we have put together a German-English glossary of terms relating to dengue.read more
If you’re a medical writer or translator, you’ll probably know that some medical terms are spelled differently in British and American English. The main differences relate to double vowels in British English, and certain word endings. Here’s a summary of the most important spelling differences, with notes on usage.read more
The annual flu season usually reaches its peak in Europe in late winter. As part of our series on infectious diseases, we have put together a German-English glossary of influenza terms.read more
Zika virus is expected to infect between three and four million people in 2016. Here is a German-English glossary of terms relating to Zika, a global public health emergency described as “a pandemic in progress”.read more
This final article in our current series on multilingual health information covers emergency phone numbers and health care in Germany, as well as US and Australian public health information available in multiple languages. This information may be helpful for doctors, refugees, support people and other groups such as migrants, exchange student, EU Blue Card holders and tourists.read more
With thanks to our blog readers and colleagues, we have collated more sources of reliable German health information in multiple languages, which are particularly important for doctors, support people and refugees. Once again, much of this information will also be helpful for other groups, including migrants, exchange students, EU Blue Card holders and tourists. This time we cover multilingual apps, women’s health and patient questionnaires.read more
Finding a good medical translator can be tricky, but it’s easy if you know where to look. Here’s how to find the right translator for your project.read more
Here are our tips on translating your medical and healthcare documents, to ensure your international communication is successful.read more
With the current refugee crisis, there is a great need for multilingual health information in Germany and throughout Europe.
The following links provide access to reliable information in German and multiple other languages, to ease communication between refugees, support persons and health care providers. Many of the sources listed will also be useful for other groups in Germany or elsewhere in Europe, including migrants, exchange students, EU Blue Card holders and tourists.read more
As the refugee crisis unfolds, Germany is currently welcoming a huge influx of people fleeing their homelands.
Refugees arriving in Germany have a long, arduous journey behind them. Some are injured or have been abused, and disease is easily spread in the difficult conditions faced by mentally and physically exhausted people. Adding to the confusion and hardship, the legal situation for refugees seeking health care in Germany is not always readily understood.
Here are some pointers in English and German on the legal aspects of medical care for refugees in Germany.
The Translation Clinic is an exploration of medical translation and writing in English and German, by medical translators Imke Brodersen and Jayne Fox.
It covers topics of interest to medical practitioners and health care providers as well as medical translators and writers.