Does anyone know of a free web site that offers translation of medical phrases from English to Spanish? I would like to make up a list of questions and responses to use for Spanish speaking patients. I read about such a website a few months ago and now I can't remember where I saw it.
Oct 24, '02
Hi indynurse: As I read your question, and I'm a spanish-speaker nurse, I used the computer "looking-for engine" ( I don't know how to call it in English, it is located upwards, just beside your favorite web sites button, and historial button) I put "translation of medical phrases from English to spanish, there it shows me a lot of web sites related to the subject. Another thing you can try is to open a website like googgle , or yahoo and write what you wnt on the "go space".
some of the webs i founded are:
TUCOWS PDA Medical OUTLoud(tm) Sapnish Health Care Phrases form Taber's Cyclopedic medical Dictionary, and Trilingual Medical dictionaries: etc. Good Luck!
Oct 24, '02
There's a book out called "Spanish for Health Care Professionals", which is full of frequently-used phrases such as "donde se siente el dolor?" ("where are you hurting?"). I don't remember the name of the author, but you should be able to find it in any nursing magazine, your local community college or university, or online. I once used it to talk a woman through the last part of labor (I was a med-surg nurse, but I was also the only one in the whole hospital who could speak more than a few words of Spanish). It comes in pocket book size so it fits in your purse or backpack.
Last edit by VivaLasViejas on Oct 24, '02