Réseau Santé encourages French-speaking health care professionals in Nova Scotia to get involved in the health in French movement from the moment they start their studies, be it by wearing the Bonjour-Hello pin, taking avantage of the tools and resources available or getting involved in the Franco-Santé groups at their educational institution.
English-French Phrase Book
This phrase book will help you learn useful phrases and terms for health care settings in English, French and Acadian French and covers various functions and areas of health care, including assessments, tests and procedures, medications, paramedic care, providing care to children, mental health, social services, etc. The phrase book is available in several different formats:
Booklet: Students enrolled in health programs in Nova Scotia can order a print copy of the phrase book free of charge.
Anki Flashcards: The phrase book is also available as an Anki Flashcard deck for students across the country. Download the Anki app for a quick and easy way to learn hundreds of medical terms and phrases in French! Refer to our Anki user manual (in French only) or watch this video for more information on how to install and use Anki on your computer or mobile device.
PDF Version: The phrase book can be downloaded as a PDF to your computer, smartphone or tablet.
The Bonjour-Hello Pin for Students in Health Programs
Réseau Santé has created a special version of its Bonjour-Hello pin for students in health programs. The pin can be ordered free of charge by students enrolled in postsecondary health programs in Nova Scotia to promote the fact that they can serve their patients in French.
French-speaking students enrolled in health programs at the postsecondary level can join one of the Franco-Santé groups. These groups seek to equip students to help them use their French in their professional practice and to actively offer services in French. Given the significant need from Acadian and francophone communities, it is important to be able to communicate with them in their mother tongue to provide them with safe care.
There are already several groups in Nova Scotia, including French in Medicine at Dalhousie University, French in Dentistry, French in Pharmacy and French in Physiotherapy, and more are in the works!
What these groups offer:
• opportunities to meet with French-speaking health care professionals
• coffee and conversation workshops
• opportunities to learn medical terminology
• networking events
• opportunities to meet with health partners from minority communities
• national meetings with French-speaking students
For more information or if you would like to start a group for your program, contact: Benjamin Chevenement, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Franco-Santé project is run in partnership with the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, the Société Santé en français, Réseau Santé Nouvelle-Écosse and Dalhousie University.