Multilingual resources for patients

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Multilingual resources for patients is an entry of consumer and patient-related links pointing to files of information in the many languages spoken in Canada by immigrants and new Canadians. This list is international, and includes easy-to-read materials and multicultural materials for health professionals ie. Medical Chinese for health workers & Medical Punjabi for health workers. Several start-ups produce medical translation apps such as Canopy Apps via iTunes Canopy Medical Translator.


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Medical app for foreign language translation

Canopy was funded by the NIH to create a medical translator application so that clinicians could communicate with patients in any language, instantly - Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and more. It is available as "Canopy Medical Translator" on the Apple App Store (access code 4449). If you're searching for Canopy using an iPad, switch to IPHONE ONLY at the top of the App Store search results.



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