Language barriers should not be an obstacle to providing quality healthcare services in South Africa. In an effort to ensure that patients have meaningful access to all facets of healthcare, healthcare facilities are required to provide (Healthcare Documents translation) both interpretation and translation services to the limited English proficiency patient coming in South Africa for medical reason. Healthcare Documents translation are written translations prepared to make sure healthcare professionals and patients can communicate effectively. Hence healthcare translation services play a crucial role in helping healthcare professionals communicate effectively with patients because patients who are limited in their use of the English language also must be able to fully understand their health condition, treatment, and follow-up instructions.
Importance of Healthcare Translation in Ensuring Patient Safety:
The field of healthcare is quite complex, given its scope and sophistication. Healthcare Documents translation create a level of trust with the patient and help in eliminating the obvious doubts. To put it simply, every single piece of information which is being relayed to the patient, should be easily understandable. While each organization can determine what Healthcare Documents they want to translate, there are six types of vital documents that any medical organization must translate. These documents include:
- Notices of free language assistance
- Notices of eligibility criteria for services
- Informed consent documents
- Intake forms that have clinical consequences
- Discharge instructions
- Complaint forms
Other Common Healthcare Document Translation Projects
Hospitals, doctor’s offices, therapy offices, and plenty of other healthcare organizations also need to think about other documents they’ll need to translate. Some other common documents Frenchside receive translation requests for are:
- Medical notes, records, and reports
- Medical diagnoses and documents
- Medical devices and procedures
- Clinical trial information
- Medical history, physical health, and mental health questionnaires
From Local to Global with Healthcare Translation
According to health-tourism.com (2018), medical tourism in South Africa is among the fastest developing sectors in the country, with the City of Cape Town being the leading medical destination for travelers on the African continent.
African travellers coming to South Africa for medical treatments do so for the advancement in infrastructure and medical technology, as well as its doctors, whose skills are on par with international standards. For Europeans and travellers from the Americas and Asia, South Africa offers an affordable alternative for many cosmetic procedures. At the same time, there is a requirement to translate healthcare information for patients in order to meet the needs of immigrant communities and foreign nationals. Accurate healthcare translation services are essential for getting your message to the desired recipients without mistakes or ambiguity.
Whether you have a general medical, specialised medical or pharmaceutical translation documents from Portuguese or French to English or from English to Spanish, at Frenchside, we understand the importance of accuracy, high quality and delivery in time translation. Our translation company holds extensive experience in providing professional medical and pharmaceutical translation service. Our regular clients are extremely satisfied with translations of accurate technical terminology, maintained medical and pharmaceutical writing style and complying with scientific methods as well as their requirements
If you would like a certified translation services quote or simply an informal chat about what we do, do not hesitate to get in touch.