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Title: Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional (Links to English resource)
Summary: 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.
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Technical terms explained Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional
This glossary is designed to help you understand the technical terms related to seeing a doctor in Victoria. In particular, it explains the terms used in the video ‘Seeing a doctor, specialist or health professional’. It may also help the work of interpreters in this area.The glossary is translated into 7 languages other than English. Access glossary here.
Organisation: Victorian Department of Health & Human Services
Publishing date: August 2017
Last reviewed: March 2021
Target audience: New arrivals
English resource: Report broken link
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