A translation app for use in hospitals, to help patients and health professionals communicate with each other.
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|Listen Please||By Janet Liang|
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What does the Listen Please app do?
Listen Please is a translation app for patients, to be used in the hospital setting. It is aimed at people:
- who can't speak at all, eg, if they have a breathing tube in their airway, but can communicate in some other way
- who can't speak English but can speak Mandarin/ Cantonese Chinese, Korean, Samoan or Tongan.
The app includes printed and audio translations in these languages, and pictures or photos to further help understanding. The app has 2 modes:
- Patient talks mode: This is used if you want to communicate your needs to the clinician such as wanting to speak to family or friends, go to the toilet, etc.
- Clinicians asks mode: This is used by clinicians to tell you about your care while you are in hospital, such as when performing a physical examination, explaining what care is going on or explaining clinical procedures. They can also ask you questions – the questions are worded so that the answers can be simple yes (tick), no (cross) or don't know (question mark) answers.
Note: This app is not meant to replace trained clinical translators, but is for urgent situations when a human translator cannot be found in time, or where there is an ongoing need such that a translator cannot be there all the time.
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