Sometimes it is not possible to get an interpreter in a health care situation. What can a doctor or nurse do then? Fortunately, there is a category of sign language that can help: Medical sign language.
Books on Medical Sign Language
The following medical sign language books are available:
- Random House Webster's American Sign Language Medical Dictionary (compare prices)
- Medical Sign Language : Easily Understood Definitions of Commonly Used Medical, Dental & First Aid Terms (compare prices)
- Sign Language Pictograms for Hospital Communication - This is not a book, but a notebook of pictograms, pictures of selected phrases in sign language with English captions for use by hospital staff. Produced by the Justice Department, this notebook was distributed to many hospitals.
- Signs of Health - Produced by DeafSign, this book is for British health care workers.