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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Translations, Polish

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Translations, Polish
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 13:36:06 +0100
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On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 01:12:53PM +0100, Jerzy Luszawski wrote:

> Main question is what are the best Polish translations of
> all basic EMR item names: "health issue", "episode" and
> "encounter".

Remember that in some ways we are breaking ground here. So
there may not actually be established, "good" terms for

> I have just searched the Google for any resources on EMR
> (EHR) in Polish, and there are only a few, which deal with
> EHR, but without such details as episodes and encounters or
> similiar things. Everything is in English! So I may say
> there are no coined Polish terms for them. 

Jerzy, you are leading the pack then ! What a great (and
difficult) position to be in :)

> The "health issue" is easy, but how to translate in one word "episode" and 
> "encounter" - I'm still not sure.
> I asked on the Polish translation forum. Waiting for answer.

It often helps to go back to the intended meaning of the
terms. Here are our definitions:

Other, similar, terms for encounter would be "visit" and
"consultation" both of which have their shortcomings.

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