Role-plays

Medical interpreting role play 1

An English tourist on vacation in Spain is experiencing abdomen pain, a fever and nausea so she decides to go to the doctor.

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Terminology: síntomas, esfuerzo físico, reposo, indigestion, constipation, nausea historial medico, inflamación, apendicitis, operar, operación, appendix extirpado, bazo, páncreas, hábitos alimenticios, palpar, alérgico, fármaco, prostate, enfermero, pancreatitis, ecografía, radiografía, TAC, convalescence.

Medical interpreting role play 2

A Spanish-speaking patient who has had a stomach ache for the last several months goes to a London hospital for a medical consultation. The doctor there has a Pilipino accent. They go over the symptoms, necessary tests, treatments, etc.

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Terminology: medicamento, dolor de estómago, sala de espera, consultation analgésico, symptoms acidez, dolor muy fuerte, malestar, aspirina, remitir (dolor), eructar, bowel movement, feces, nausea, vomiting ibuprofeno, blood test, upper gastrointestinal system, antacids, appointment.

Medical interpreting role play 3

This consultation consists of a conversation between a doctor and a patient who is experiencing neck pain.

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Terminology: jaw, mild, moderate, muscle strain, tirón muscular deep, intense, dull ache, esguince, radiografía dental dental exam, filling (teeth), molar, examinar.

Medical interpreting role play 4

Yordanka is a Slovakian girl that is in the Erasmus program in Vigo. At a party that takes place at the end of December, she ends up sleeping with a guy and maintains a sexual relationship with him without using protection. She is embarrassed and asks her friend Matej, who is also Slovakian, to go with her to the nearest health clinic to get the morning after pill.

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Terminology: emergency contraception, píldoras del día después, farmacia, prescripción médica, medicamento side effects, contraindicaciones, problemas vasculares, hipertensión/hipotensión, método anticonceptivo, enfermedad de transmission sexual, sífilis, gonorrea, virus del papilloma humano aids, sida, tarjeta sanitaria, receta médica.

Medical interpreting role play 5

A Spanish woman living in the UK is not feeling well so she visits a general practitioner.

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Terminology: malestar general, blood pressure, bowel movements estreñida, stool, tarry, rectal bleeding, blood clots, rectum, anus, gastrointestinal tract, mild, weakness dizziness, near-faiting, low blood pressure, orthostatic hypottension, shock, haemorrhoids, labwork, stool samples, constipated lunar.

Medical interpreting role play 6

An Irish citizen living in Spain experiences some eye irritation and goes to the eye doctor.

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Terminology: irritado, ardor, picro, drops, revisión, dilatar, pupilas, retina, glaucoma, enfermedad diabética, degeneración macular, etapas tempranas, early stages, visión borrosa, symptoms, infección, graduación para las gafas.

Medical interpreting role play 7

An English woman arrives to a doctor’s office at a Spanish hospital. The woman complains of stomach pains. Based on her symptoms, the doctor diagnoses her with a liver disease, and gives the patient all the information she needs to know what she’s dealing with.

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Terminology: cita, dolor estomacal, tarjeta sanitaria europea, enfermedad crónica, síntomas, acute and continuous pain, nauseous, migrain, headache, jaqueca, dolor abdominal, pérdida del apetito, fiebre, diarrea, itching ojos amarillentos, ictericia, análisis de sangre, test de función hepática, hígado, hepatitis, observación, alimento contaminado, hepatitis A, sala de análisis.

Medical interpreting role play 8

A German girl on Erasmus in Vigo decides to go to the doctor, as she is not feeling well and is having difficulties breathing.

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Terminology: asthmatic, asthma, medicación, problema respiratorio, inhaler, pills, blood pressure, enalapril, vicio prejudicial, lung cancer, pulmonary insufficiency, náuseas, mareos, analgesic, camilla, auscultar, colapso pulmonar, análisis de sangre, radiografía, en ayunas, consentimiento informado.

Medical interpreting role play 9

A man of Welsh origin is on vacation in A Coruña. He goes to emergency room, as he is suffering from vomiting, abdominal discomfort and diarrhea.

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Terminology: stomach-ace, diarrhoea, vomitar, exploración, camilla, descartar otra enfermedad, inyección, náuseas, suero, vía intravenosa, análisis de sangre y de orina, gastrointeritis aguda, inflamación, tracto gastrointestinal, dieta astringent, deposiciones líquidas, limonada alcalina, antidarreico, jarabe, medicamento chemist.

Medical interpreting role play 10

Anja Webber is German, and has spent two weeks on vacation in Spain. She decides to visit doctor Carballales because, based on her symptoms, she suspects she might be pregnant.

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Terminology: nausea, headaches, cefalea grave, period, síntomas, pregnancy test, métodos anticonceptivos, pill, ecografía, camilla, relapse, jeringuilla, sida, hepatitis.

Medical interpreting role play 11

A Nigerian migrant suffering from gender violence goes into a doctor’s office in a very agitated state.

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Terminology: preguntas rutinarias, historial médico, malaria, tuberculosis enfermedad crónica, asma, alergia, volante, cita médica, consentimiento medico, apalpar, infección tracto digestive, ribs heridas, moratones, denunciar, víctima de maltrato, comisaría.

Medical interpreting role play 12

An American tourist is spending her holiday in Santiago de Compostela. She has been having symptoms like hair loss, sun sensitivity or swollen joints and she decided to go to the doctor to figure out what is the matter.

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Terminology: hoja clínica, diabetes, hypertension, medicamento, hydralazine, efectos secundarios, tumefacción articular, ansiedad, malestar general, lupus, historial médico, análisis de sangre y orina, lupus erimatoso medicamentoso, sistema inmunitario, síntomas, tratamiento, brote, sarpullidos, llagas, médico de cabecera.

Medical interpreting role play 13

A woman of Brazilian nationality goes to the emergency room with a Brazilian girl who has been suffering from unbearable pain for days. They are shown into the doctor’s office. At first the woman, whose English is not perfect, does not admit she is the girl’s mother out of fear. She ends up admitting it when the doctor mentions Social Services.

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Terminology: camilla, presión sanguínea, inyección, calmar el dolor, TAC, hipotensión, peritonitis, quirófano, servicios sociales, repatriación médica.

Medical interpreting role play 14

A British tourist comes to the emergency room with symptoms similar to those of the flu. After a consultation with the doctor and some tests, she concludes that the patient has contracted malaria.

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Terminology: temperature (to have a), camilla, tomar la temperatura, vomitar, vía, administrar suero, ser propenso a, anemia, síntomas, shivers, medicamento, diagnóstico, vacuna, picadura de mosquito, vía intravenosa, malaria, blood donation, health centre, contagio.

Medical interpreting role play 15

An English Erasmus student goes to a consultation in the Allergy Service in Vigo after a severe allergic reaction due to an Asian wasp sting.

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Terminology: historial, urgencias, desmayarse, picadura de avispa, medicamento, enfermedad crónica, hipertensión, diabetes, itch, soles, zits, swollen eyes, mareo, dificultad para respirar, náuseas, vómitos, cold sweat tensión arterial, adrenalina, oxígeno, antihistamínicos, anafilaxia, alergia al veneno de la avispa, anticuerpos, catarro, polvo, polen, estornudo, tos, mocos, enfermera, pruebas cutáneas, recetar, autoinyector de adrenalina, reacción cutánea, sala de pruebas.

Medical interpreting role play 16

Eleanor Osbourne is an English Erasmus student. She goes to the emergency department of the hospital because she has an acute and constant stomachache. Dr Pazos is asking her some questions in order to know what she is suffering from.

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Terminology: acute pain, alérgica, intolerante, stomach pain, mild pain, throw up, no sentar bien la comida, mareos, fiebre, dolor de cabeza, low blood pressure, análisis de sangre, análisis de orina, radiografía, úlcera, gastrointeritis, síntomas, vomitar, pastilla, indigestión, intoxicación alimenticia, lack of apetite, nausea, tener gases, vía, medicamento, calmante, infusión, urgencias, cita médica, médico digestive.

Medical interpreting role play 17

Charles Davis is an English tourist who goes to the doctor in a hospital in Vigo. He says that he has abdominal pain and vomiting. Considering these symptoms, he was diagnosed with a food poisoning by Dr Teresa Rodríguez González.

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Terminology: tarjeta sanitaria europea, nausea, diarrhea, tummy ache, alérgico, fiebre, síntomas, headache, low-grade fever, intoxicación alimentaria, entumecimiento, extremidades, swollen, intoxicación grave, sentar mal, lavado de estómago, marisco en mal estado, consentimiento, formulario, ingresar, tratamiento, dar el alta, dieta líquida, seguimiento, nutricionista, medicine, ibuprofeno, inflamación, farmacia, documentos de alta, receta.

Medical interpreting role play 18:

Mackenzie suffers from strong pain on her hips, her ankle and her left knee following a tragic accident which took place on the second stage of the Camino. Thanks to the help of another fellow traveller, Tom, she arrives to the nearest health centre, located in Samos, Lugo. Due to the great presence of international pilgrims, this health facility counts with the services of a professional interpreter.

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Terminology: agua oxigenada, antiinflamatorio, aplicar frío, apoyarse, atrofia muscular, cadera, camilla, centro de salud, cicatrizar, cirugía, consulta, contusión, curas, enfermero/a, esguince, esparadrapo, estirar, explorar, fracturar, gasas estériles, golpear, herida, miembro inferior izquierdo, inflamado, radiografía, rasguño, sala de rayos X, recetar, reponerse, reposar, segregar pus, torcerdura de tobillo, vendar, zonas doloridas.

 

Medical interpreting role play 19:

A Scottish tourist suffers an accident on her holidays in Spain and is in need of urgent medical assistance.

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Terminology: actividades básicas de la vida diaria, colapso pulmonar, costillas, dolor sordo, enfermero/a, férula, fracturar, guardar reposo, hacer curas, herida superficial, ligamento cruzado, membrana, operarse, quirófano, pleura, pulmones, receta, sala de urgencias, secuelas.

Medical interpreting role play 20:

Lukas Mertens is a Belgian transgender boy currently residing in Spain. He wants to know the possible treatments for gender reassignment available. Therefore, he visits Dr. Pérez seeking for her assistance.

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Terminology: alergia, cambio de género, colesterol, consulta, dosis, efectos secundarios, estrógenos, evaluación clínica, expediente médico, hormonarse, menstruación, operación, ovario, seguridad social, tarjeta sanitaria europea, testosterona, transgénero, tratamiento hormonal cruzado.