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Patient Education in Other Languages

See also: Patient Education in English

Patient Education and Consumer Health

The purpose of this Guide is to provide quick access to some of the best patient education sources currently available. 

These are some of the best and most reliable sources for patient handouts, as reviewed by medical Librarians. 

Best Bet:


Patient Education in Spanish

     *  Clinical Key Patient Education This link opens in a new window
     *  MedlinePlus Consumer Health Info This link opens in a new window

Patient Education in Other Languages

     *  Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials

Patient Education in Other Languages

This page shoes how to pull Patient Education Handouts in other languages from the following AW library resources:

  • Nursing Reference Center Plus
  • Access Medicine
  • Clinical Key
  • Lexicomp
  • Natural Medicines

Patient Education in Other Languages via Access Medicine

Once in AccessMedicine, click on the Patient Education Tab.

The default language is English. Click on the down-arrow to see other options, including Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguease, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.  

Not every patient education handout will be available in all languages listed.


Patient Education in Other Languages via Clinical Key

In Clinical Key Patient Educationclick on the Available Languages Tab [See below].
  • In this case, there are currently 5731 handouts in Arabic via Clinical Key, with other languages also available.
  • Alternatively, available languages are listed below each handout, with English and Spanish being the most widely available.
  • Not every Clinical Key Patient Handout is available in other languages, but the list is growing ... 


  • As of November 2022, this is the current list of languages available in Clinical Key for Patient Handouts:


Lexicomp - Patient Education in Other Languages

Lexicomp Clinical Drug Reference

In LexiComp, click on the Patient Education Tab [highlighted in yellow above].

Enter keywords to search for the desired patient ed handout.


In the left side, you'll see a Language option. 

English is the default.   Click the down arrow to see other languages available.

Not every handout is available in every language.  

You can also choose to print an English-language copy of non-English leaflets, which can be helpful for the caregiver to know what was covered.  

Natural Medicines - Patient Handouts

Natural Medicines includes patient handouts that can be distributed at the point-of-care.

When available, you will see links to consumer friendly information in English, Spanish, or French.