au chevet

English translation: attended the deceased

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10:58 Jun 28, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs / Death certificate
French term or phrase: au chevet
I am translating a death certificate from a west African country. The French (spelling and grammar) is quite bad but I can work out the meaning. In one place, the statement says the doctor "s'est rendu au chevet du malade", which in normal circumstances I would understand as him going to the bedside of the patient, but in this case the person had already passed away and was nowhere near a bedroom or a bed.

I am thinking of just saying "attended the location of the victim", but am wondering if anyone knows of a more usual way of saying this in death certificates.
Anita Planchon
Australia
Local time: 22:13
English translation:attended the deceased
Explanation:
One suggestion.



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Note added at 24 mins (2018-06-28 11:23:51 GMT)
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"Attend...
verb (used with object)
1. to be present at:
to attend a lecture; to attend church.
2. to go with as a concomitant or result; accompany:
Fever may attend a cold. Success attended her hard work.
3. to take care of; minister to; devote one's services to:
The nurse attended the patient daily."

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Note added at 25 mins (2018-06-28 11:24:11 GMT)
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LaraBarnett
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:13
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Thanks for your help Lara.
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4 +4attended the deceased
LaraBarnett


  

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attended the deceased


Explanation:
One suggestion.



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Note added at 24 mins (2018-06-28 11:23:51 GMT)
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"Attend...
verb (used with object)
1. to be present at:
to attend a lecture; to attend church.
2. to go with as a concomitant or result; accompany:
Fever may attend a cold. Success attended her hard work.
3. to take care of; minister to; devote one's services to:
The nurse attended the patient daily."

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Note added at 25 mins (2018-06-28 11:24:11 GMT)
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Link above:
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/attend?s=t

Example sentence(s):
  • "English law..... does require the doctor who ATTENDED THE DECEASED during the last illness to issue a certificate detailing the cause of death."

    https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/service-provision/confirmation-and-certification-of-death
LaraBarnett
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:13
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Thanks for your help Lara.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Lara and others. I have used attended, but gone with "attended the location of the victim" as it isn't entirely clear that the doctor in question was sure the person was dead.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne
39 mins
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agree  AllegroTrans
2 hrs
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agree  Evelyne Trolley de Prévaux
3 hrs
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agree  Victoria Britten
1 day 1 hr
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