Introduction to Healthcare for Japanese-speaking Interpreters and Translators

Introduction to Healthcare for Japanese-speaking Interpreters and Translators

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This book is based on the very popular international publication (Crezee, 2013) and has been supplemented with Japanese glossaries. Just like the 2013 textbook, this practical resource will allow interpreters and translators to quickly read up on healthcare settings, familiarizing themselves with anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and frequently encountered conditions, diagnostic tests and treatment options.
This is an exceptionally useful and easily accessible handbook, in particular for English-speaking patients, Japanese-speaking doctors, first-language Japanese-speaking students in healthcare related programs.
This book includes a special chapter on Japan's shifting social structure and the hierarchies which exist within its medical system and gives concrete examples of patient expectations for hospital stays and physician visits. A further special chapter describes the Japanese insurance system and related regulations in a comprehensive fashion, also discussing standards of third party accreditation. Also included is information regarding the establishment of the Aichi Medical Interpretation System, the first of its kind in Japan, which was launched thanks to the combined efforts of local municipal communities, healthcare organizations and universities in the Aichi Prefecture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 25.4mm | 810g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9027212422
  • 9789027212429
  • 1,302,487

Table of contents

1. Table of illustrations; 2. List of tables; 3. Authors' notes; 4. Acknowledgments; 5. Foreword; 6. Foreword to this edition; 7. Part I. Interpreting; 8. Chapter 1. Introduction; 9. Chapter 2. Interpreting in healthcare settings; 10. Chapter 3. The culture of Japanese medicine (by Morrone, Michelle Henault); 11. Chapter 4. Medical terminology; 12. Part II. Interpreting in healthcare settings; 13. Chapter 5. Primary care physicians and General Practitioners; 14. Chapter 6. Specialty clinics and Outpatient Clinics; 15. Chapter 7. Hospitals; 16. Chapter 8. Characteristics of the Japanese healthcare system (by Asano, Teruko); 17. Chapter 9. Emergency Departments or ERs; 18. Chapter 10. Informed consent; 19. Chapter 11. Pre-operative and post-operative procedures; 20. Chapter 12. Intensive care; 21. Chapter 13. Obstetrics; 22. Chapter 14. Child health; 23. Chapter 15. Speech-Language Therapy; 24. Chapter 16. Mental health; 25. Chapter 17. Oncology; 26. Part III. Healthcare specialties: Nerves and the nervous system; 27. Chapter 18. Neurology: Nerves and the nervous system; 28. Chapter 19. Cardiology: Heart and the circulatory system; 29. Chapter 20. Pulmonology: The respiratory system; 30. Chapter 21. Hematology: Blood and blood disorders; 31. Chapter 22. Orthopedics: The skeletal system; 32. Chapter 23. Muscles and the motor system; 33. Chapter 24. The sensory system; 34. Chapter 25. Immunology: The immune and lymphatic systems; 35. Chapter 26. Endocrinology: The endocrine system; 36. Chapter 27. Gastroenterology: The digestive system; 37. Chapter 28. Urology and nephrology: The urinary system; 38. Chapter 29. Urology and gynecology: The reproductive systems; 39. Appendix; 40. References; 41. Useful websites; 42. Index
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This practical handbook grows out of the very popular previous international publication Introduction to Healthcare for Interpreters and Translators (Crezee 2013) [...]. This book features precise and concise language, and is very easy to follow. Therefore, it is warmly recommended to the terminologists who specialize in terminology study in healthcare settings and anyone who shows an interest in medical interpreting and translation. -- Maria-Teresa Ortego-Anton, Universidad de Valladolid, in Terminology 23:3 (2017).
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