Perspectives on medical translation and writing.
In German and English.
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.
Gaining German language skills is an important part of working in Germany. Here is an outline of the steps that non-German doctors need to follow in order to work in German hospitals, clinics and medical practices. Demographic changes mean that a shortage of German...read more
Doctors from non-German-speaking countries who want to work in Germany need strong German language skills in order to be granted a license to practice medicine. Here are some handy tips to help with doctor-patient communication.read more
Clinics and hospitals use the services of medical translators and medical interpreters, but what is the difference between the two? The answer lies in the type of communication involved.read more
When hospitals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland offer treatment to international patients, what communications need to be translated?read more
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.