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Moving from oral to written and visual learning

Posted: 14 Nov, 2016   Recommendations: 2   Replies: 3

As we discuss the art of oral communication I would like to also discuss how we are meeting the needs of our patients who do not communicate in a country's main language in the written, visual and interactive styles of learning.

What best practices are emerging with the translation of just in time documents such as a discharge summary from a hospital ?

Has anyone begun recording and distributing "podcasts" of patient education in various languages?

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A/Prof. Terry HANNAN Replied at 2:55 PM, 14 Nov 2016

Good posting Tom. This is promoting the 'thinking outside the square' for these problems.

Isabelle Celentano Replied at 1:22 PM, 16 Nov 2016

Tom, one platform that might be interesting in this regard is Global Health Media (https://globalhealthmedia.org/). They provide free, downloadable videos on things like breastfeeding, cholera, etc... The videos are available in different bandwidths for those with unreliable internet.

Not only are they available in many languages, but using video allows for a visual representation, which reaches a wider audience than translated instructions or the like.

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Thomas Bauer Replied at 2:53 PM, 16 Nov 2016

Isabelle,

Thank you for linking to these videos.. They are very well done!!

Tom

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