A list of resources to aid health professionals when supporting Ukrainian speakers.
Collated by UK Health Librarian community and librarian Keith Nockels, last updated 25 May 2022.
Some of the resources are UK specific, or specific to one of the four UK home nations.
Automated translations into Ukrainian
NI Direct (government of Northern Ireland) https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/health-and-wellbeing
Use the “Translate this website” link at the top of each page to link to Google Translate links for a number of languages including Ukrainian, which then displays a translated version of the page.
A phrase book that uses Microsoft Translator is http://www.davecurtis.net/phrasebook/medicalphrases.en.uk.html and there are others in the UK Health Security Agency document listed below.
Materials in Ukrainian
Although this does not list Ukrainian, some of the sources it lists may include resources in Ukrainian.
Materials from Health Information Translations – see below
Health Information Translations https://www.healthinfotranslations.org/language/ukrainian/22971/
Dual language material in English and Ukrainian.
NHS Inform (NHS Scotland) https://www.nhsinform.scot/translations
Information about (Scottish) health services in Ukrainian.
Royal College of Psychiatrists https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/translations
Two resources related to trauma and PTSD, in Ukrainian.
Eastern Health (Australia) https://www.easternhealth.org.au/services/language-services/cue-cards/cue-cards-in-community-languages
Visual cue cards. Although the cards are a little dated, they may still be helpful.
Consists of lists of quite specific medical terms.
This guide is available in Ukrainian.
MedBox Conflict Toolbox https://www.medbox.org/6C174KS7/toolbox/conflict
Conflict toolbox with a section for resources relating to Ukraine.
MedBox information for refugees from Ukraine https://medbox.org/filter/622F06CC453E3/toolbox/information-refugees-ukraine
Information can be filtered using the options at the top of the list, to resources in Ukrainian.
MedBox Issue Brief https://medbox.org/document/ukraine-krise#GO
This (in German) lists some Ukrainian language resources.
TakeCare project https://www.takecareproject.eu/en-2
Basic Language Emergency Kits in 17 languages, including Ukrainian. These consist of questions to ask the patient, and explanations to be given by health professionals. If you do not have any Ukrainian, the document is also available in English (and other languages) so you can see the questions. Most of the other languages are European languages but there are documents in Arabic and Chinese.
Mostly related to COVID, but there is a document on how the UK NHS works.
UK Health Security Agency https://phe.koha-ptfs.co.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-retrieve-file.pl?id=0c49d7a9b7661147bad8115a7b0f614f
List of multi language tools for evidence based practice. Some of the resources are listed above.