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For Immediate Release
St-John’s, NF, February 12th, 2016 – The French Health Network of Newfoundland and Labrador (RSFTNL) is pleased to announce the new edition of the Health Passport. The concept remains the same: a provincewide resource to facilitate communication between French-speaking patients and English-speaking health professionals.
The new edition now offers two versions, French to English for the French-speaking patient, and also English to French for the English-speaking health professional. This way the dialogue between patient and health care professional should be facilitated.
The content of the Health Passport has experienced significant changes. The Health Passport still contains useful resources, as well as general questions, for those who must describe their condition. Some sections also underwent some additions and / or changes, and new sections have also been added under "Key medical terms," such as: “Men”, “Common diseases” and “Skin”.
You can get your copy of the 2016 edition by contacting the Francophone association in your area or by calling the French Health Network of Newfoundland and Labrador directly at 709-757-2862. It is also available electronically at: www.francotnl.ca/PasseportSante.
Information provided in the Health Passport are not exhaustive and do not replace the advice or evaluation of a health professional.
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Under the Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (FFTNL), the French Health Network of Newfoundland and Labrador works toward achieving an overall objective, to obtain health services in French for the francophone and Acadian community of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Roxanne Leduc, Coordinator, Réseau santé en français de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador and Vice-executive director, Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador
firstname.lastname@example.org - (709) 757-2862 - www.francotnl.ca