DeafHealth’s website has a mission to provide “health education in American Sign Language to promote the overall wellness of the Deaf & Hard of Hearing community.”
Users may learn more about:
- Medical Tests,
- or find local, Deaf-friendly Doctors.
The resources would provide useful information before or after appointments with interpreters.
While the section on Medications is limited, the list of Diseases is large. Users can click on a disease, such as Acute Sinusitis, and learn:
- what it is,
- its symptoms,
- how it’s diagnosed and treated,
- and care and prevention for the condition.
Website users can also research medical Tests, which include written and signed explanations for tests such as Computed Tomography (CT Scans).
If the user is seeking Deaf-friendly Doctors near them, they may enter their city and state. In the Houston area, for example, they list three doctors in different parts of the city.
An advanced section of the resources includes News about health care directives, such as the right to discharge against medical advice, or about the medical power of attorney.
Website users need to subscribe to use many resources, which is done quickly so that they may continue using the site.
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