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  Practical guide to organising translations
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The Australian Charter of Health Care Rights states that patients have "a right to be informed about services, treatment, options and costs in a clear and open way".

Queensland Health encourages Health Service Districts and Divisions, and other health care organisations to tranlsate key health infomation into other languages to help facilitate patients clear understanding about health care services, treatments and options.

Practical guide to organising translations

The Practical guide to organising translations offers a step-by-step guide for health care workers and community organisations wishing to translate health information into other languages.

Title

Practical guide to organising translations

Publisher Queensland Health
Description    Step by step guide to translating printed information
Date 2007
Please note: Queensland Health staff should use the Practical guide to organising translations for staff (access to Queensland Health staff only)

 

Register of health information translated by Queensland Health

The Queensland Health Translation Register is a record of the various health publications which have been translated by Queensland Health Corporate Divisions and Health Service Districts into languages other than English.

The register is maintained by Queensland Health Multicultural Services. To notify Queensland Health Multicultural Services of additions or corrections, please email multicultural@health.qld.gov.au.

 


Last updated: 23 April 2012

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