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Health Passport promotes dialogue between physicians and French-speaking patients


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The Newfoundland and Labrador French Health Network has launched a new tool to facilitate communication and promote dialogue between francophones and English-speaking health professionals.

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The Newfoundland and Labrador French Health Network has launched a new tool to facilitate communication and promote dialogue between francophones and English-speaking health professionals. Passport Santé works as a as a reference for both patients and physicians during medical appointments. It features the main French terms that are used during medical consultations and their translation in English, as well a directory of the health services and programs that are available in the province.

The publication was produced by the Newfoundland and Labrador French Health Network, an organization whose main objective is to improve health care services in French for the francophone and Acadian community of Newfoundland and Labrador.

While addressing the questions commonly asked when a person needs to describe a medical condition, the Passport Santé also contains a number of sections including: mental health; examinations and specialists; emotions; vaccination schedule recommended by the province; childhood and adolescence, women and pregnancy; neurological symptoms; circulatory problems; cold and flu symptoms; muscular and joint pains; and, various types of pain.

If you wish to obtain a copy of Passport Santé, e-mail the Newfoundland and Labrador French Health Network or download the PDF version.

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