While I was preparing a lesson to teach in the school this afternoon medical communication English, I returned to the video to model for the students to practice. Wish you good practice.
- Doctor: How long have you been having this pain?
- Patient: It started since yesterday. So for more than a day now. My stomach hurts after eating some foods. I feel nauseous and I have diarrhea.
- Doctor: You should have come in earlier. Let’s get to the bottom of this. Have you changed your foods during this time?
- Patient: No, not really. Well, that’s not true. I’m eating the same foods, but less. You know, the pain seems to come and go.
- Doctor: How strong is the pain exactly? On a scale of one to ten, how would you describe the intensity of the pain?
- Patient: Well, I’d say the pain is about a five on a scale of one to ten. Like I say, it’s really bad. It just keeps coming back.
- Doctor: How long does the pain last when you get it?
- Patient: It comes and goes. Sometimes, I hardly feel anything. Other times, it can last up to half an hour or more.
- Doctor: What type of food have you eaten?
- Patient: Hmmm…… heavy foods like steak.
- Doctor: Does the pain travel to any other parts of your body – chest, shoulder or back? Or does it remains around the stomach area?
- Patient: No, it just hurts here.
- Doctor: You might have contaminated foods which contain germs like bacteria and toxin. You may get mild food poisoning.
- Patient: Is it serious?
- Doctor: Not so bad. I’ll give you some medicine to ease pain.
- Patient: Thank you, doctor.
Script is quoted from ENGLISH book – Ministry of Health.
Medical English Lecture – Medical English Textbook – MINISTRY OF HEALTH – Dr. Vuong THI THU MINH: https://anhvanyds.com/bai-giang/medical-english-nttu/
The Other posts in the same category:
👉 Polite Requests in Clinical Setting
👉 How to obtain a patient’s medical history
👉 HOW TO TALK ABOUT SYMPTOMS
👉 HOW TO TAKE THE HISTORY OF PRESENTING COMPLAINT (HPC)
Have fun practicing!