Glossary of terms - seeing a doctor, specialist or health professionalThis document is available in English as well as in languages other than English. Links to the English and multilingual resources can be accessed further below. To download information click on the selected language. This will take you directly to the resource. The information in brackets gives the format and file size if known. Note that some PDFs can be quite large and may take several minutes to download.
Title: Glossary of terms - seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional (PDF file) (Links to English resource)
Summary: This glossary is designed to help you understand the technical terms related to seeing a doctor in Victoria. In particular, it explains the terms specialists or health professionals use. It may also help the work of interpreters in this area.
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Doctors and other health professionals are often our first point of contact with the healthcare system. Identifying the different professional roles in healthcare, learning the language of healthcare and finding new ways to approach consultations are some of the key features of these pages. You will find information for yourself as well as information to help you help someone else you are caring for. Subtitles for this video are translated into 20 languages other than English. Whatch the video.
Organisation: Centre For Culture Ethnicity and Health
Publishing date: November 2017
Last reviewed: October 2019
Target audience: General
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