Suggestions for Healthcare Translation Textbooks
Thread poster: Jennifer Flamboe

Jennifer Flamboe  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:20
Spanish to English
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Jul 2, 2009

I am preparing a new course titled, Written Translation for Healthcare Interpreters, and am in need of some suggestions for possible textbooks. This college course focuses on Spanish>English and English>Spanish translation of documents found in the healthcare setting, such as medical forms, patient questionnaires, letters, discharge instructions, etc. Ideally, texts related to English grammar, Spanish grammar, and translation theory are appropriate. If you have any resources to share, including online or print materials, I welcome your response!

Thank you,



chica nueva
Local time: 06:20
Chinese to English
A course outline, New York: Jul 3, 2009

Examples of possible resources (relevant to the US):
'informed consents, patient education brochures, pre- and post-operative instructions, information sheets on drug interactions and side effects, and physical therapy instructions.'

Hello Jennifer
Perhaps you could come to an arrangement with this education provider to use their materials ...


chica nueva
Local time: 06:20
Chinese to English
Here is a (Spanish language-teaching) textbook ... Jul 14, 2009

Hello again Jennifer

Here's a (Spanish language-teaching) textbook. Any good?:
Spanish for Health Care by Patricia Rush, Patricia Houston, Prentice Hall, 2003


[ A bunch of websites, medical terminology resources etc here: Spanish/English Medical Translation Resources ]

[Edited at 2009-07-14 12:14 GMT]


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