Medical Health Information for Ukrainian Speakers

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A list of resources to aid health professionals when supporting Ukrainian speakers.

Collated by UK Health Librarian community. Keith Nockels, last updated 25 May 2022.

Some of the resources are UK specific, or specific to one of the four UK home nations.

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Automated translations into Ukrainian

 

NI Direct (government of Northern Ireland)  https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/health-and-wellbeing

Use the “Translate this website” link at the top of each page to link to Google Translate links for a number of languages including Ukrainian, which then displays a translated version of the page.

 

A phrase book that uses Microsoft Translator is http://www.davecurtis.net/phrasebook/medicalphrases.en.uk.html and there are others in the UK Health Security Agency document listed below.

 

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Materials in Ukrainian

 

 NHS UK https://www.nhs.uk/about-us/health-information-in-other-languages/

Although this does not list Ukrainian, although some of the sources it lists may include resources in Ukrainian.

 

MedlinePlus https://medlineplus.gov/languages/ukrainian.html

Materials from Health Information Translations – see below

 

Health Information Translations https://www.healthinfotranslations.org/language/ukrainian/22971/

Dual language material in English and Ukrainian.

 

NHS Inform (NHS Scotland) https://www.nhsinform.scot/translations

Information about (Scottish) health services in Ukrainian.

 

Royal College of Psychiatrists https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/translations

Two resources related to trauma and PTSD, in Ukrainian.

 

Eastern Health (Australia) https://www.easternhealth.org.au/services/language-services/cue-cards/cue-cards-in-community-languages

Visual cue cards.  Although the cards is a little dated, but the cards may still be helpful.

 

Glossary https://www.proz.com/glossary-translations/english-to-ukrainian-glossaries

Consists of lists of quite specific medical terms.

 

World Health Organization https://www.euro.who.int/en/countries/ukraine/publications/doing-what-matters-in-times-of-stress-an-illustrated-guide-2020

This guide is available in Ukrainian.

 

MedBox Conflict Toolbox https://www.medbox.org/6C174KS7/toolbox/conflict

Conflict toolbox with a section for resources relating to Ukraine.

 

MedBox information for refugees from Ukrainhttps://medbox.org/filter/622F06CC453E3/toolbox/information-refugees-ukraine

Information can be filtered using the options at the top of the list, to resources in Ukrainian.

 

MedBox Issue Brief https://medbox.org/document/ukraine-krise#GO

This (in German) lists some Ukrainian language resources.

 

TakeCare project https://www.takecareproject.eu/en-2

Basic Language Emergency Kits in 17 languages, including Ukrainian.   These consist of questions to ask the patient, and explanations to be given by health professionals.  If you do not have any Ukrainian, the document is also available in English (and other languages) so you can see the questions.   Most of the other languages are European languages but there are documents in Arabic and Chinese.

 

Doctors of the World https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/translated-health-information/?_language=819110a3fcbfa44a3d422a0a5cdc5af1

Mostly related to COVID, but there is a document on how the UK NHS works.

 

UK Health Security Agency https://phe.koha-ptfs.co.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-retrieve-file.pl?id=0c49d7a9b7661147bad8115a7b0f614f

List of multi language tools for evidence based practice.  Some of the resources are listed above.

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