Translation Clinic

Translation Clinic

Perspectives on medical translation and writing.

In German and English.

Health information for refugees in multiple languages

Health information for refugees in multiple languages

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.

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Health care for refugees in Germany: legal aspects

Health care for refugees in Germany: legal aspects

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.

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Working as a doctor in Germany

Working as a doctor 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...

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Translation Clinic

The Translation Clinic is an exploration of medical translation and writing in English and German, by medical translators Imke Brodersen and Jayne Fox.

About Jayne Fox

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Jayne Fox BSc MITI is a German-English medical translator and editor. Follow her on Twitter or Google+ and learn more about her on jfmedicaltranslation.com.

About Imke Brodersen

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Imke Brodersen has over 20 years of experience as a translator from English and Spanish into German, focusing on medicine, literature and the translation of official documents. You can also follow Imke on Twitter.

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.