French translation: permettre (de suivre le conseil de rester actif)
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19:40 Aug 19, 2010
English to French translations [PRO] Medical - Medical (general) / lumbago
English term or phrase:support (the advice...)
Voici le contexte :
"Short-term pain medication (acetaminophen or, if necessary, NSAIDs) is usually prescribed to *support* the advice to stay active."
Comment diriez-vous ?
Pour l'instant, voilà où j'en suis :
"La médication à court terme de la douleur (du paracétamol ou, si nécessaire, des AINS) est généralement prescrite pour pouvoir suivre le conseil de rester actif."
Mais cela ne me satisfait pas...
Depends, of course, which country's healthcare system you're talking about.
In the UK, patients pay a standard prescription charge, the Health System pays any difference; usually, a doctor will not have to be concerned about the cost to her/his budget of medication prescribed (except in the case of certain special treatments, I believe)
I wasn't thinking, that is indeed very colloquial!
Basically, it means that if you are going to talk about something (for example: give advice), then you need to be prepared to follow through with action (which might involve spending money!) — it's all very well to talk, but you should back that up with action!
And the sentence structure makes it clear that it is 'to support the advice' and not 'to suuport the pain' — it means 'to back up'; it's no good giving the advice, if you don't help people to be able to follow it, by reducing their pain. "Put your money [or your paracetamol!] where your mouth is"!
de pouvoir "supporter" le fait (désolée pour la répétition :-)) d'être actif malgré la douleur par le biais du traitement antalgique correspondant, tandis que "à l'appui de" à un autre sens en français : (=confirmer).