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Informacion Sobre de la Salud Para Los Consumidores

Informacion Sobre de la Salud Para Los Consumidores

by Alan M. Rees, Alan M. Rees
     
 
For the first time in a single volume, "Informacion Sobre de la Salud para los Consumidores" brings together over 150 of the most recent consumer health brochures and pamphlets available entirely in Spanish. This information is taken from a wide range of federal and professional health agencies, including the National Cancer Institute, the Food and Drug Administration

Overview

For the first time in a single volume, "Informacion Sobre de la Salud para los Consumidores" brings together over 150 of the most recent consumer health brochures and pamphlets available entirely in Spanish. This information is taken from a wide range of federal and professional health agencies, including the National Cancer Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Leukemia Society of America.

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Dolores Zegar Judkins, MLS, AHIP (Oregon Health and Science University)
Description: This book is a compilation of consumer health and patient education information in Spanish on a variety of topics. The materials are from federal and state agencies, health associations, pharmaceutical companies, and other health-related organizations. It includes approximately 300 publications from about 50 sources.
Purpose: The purpose is "...a first attempt to make a wide assortment of Spanish-language health information accessible for consumers and patients by assembling in one place diverse materials." The goal is a laudable one, and the wide variety of topics makes the book valuable to anyone needing Spanish language materials. The editors have published extensively in consumer health, and they have done a good job in amassing a wide variety of information.
Audience: This book is designed for use by consumers, patients, practitioners, health educators, and librarians. It can be used as a quick resource in clinicians' offices for patient handouts, and can be used in consumer health collections in libraries.
Features: It is arranged under 32 topical headings plus a miscellaneous chapter which includes publications that did not fit under any of the topics. Both the table of contents and preface are written in Spanish and English, and it includes appendixes in Spanish with information on PDQ (Physician Data Query) and sources of Spanish language health publications. A title index, a document source index, and subject index are included. Each publication includes the title in Spanish and English, the publisher of the item, and the date of publication. Many publications include information on other resources for the topic, including web sites. Most publications have publication dates within the last few years, but some are older. Most are short and written at a comparatively simple level, but there are no real low-literacy publications included.
Assessment: As the only book of its kind, this is a valuable resource for anyone needing Spanish language consumer health and patient education information. However, it would be easier to use if each document began and ended on its own page; as it is, documents run into each other. It could have been helpful to have the subject index in English as well as Spanish. Perhaps a future edition could provide a CD with the information, so it could easily be printed out. URLs for documents that are on the web would be helpful, especially for printing out or looking for updated information.
3 Stars from Doody
Dolores Zegar Judkins
This book is a compilation of consumer health and patient education information in Spanish on a variety of topics. The materials are from federal and state agencies, health associations, pharmaceutical companies, and other health-related organizations. It includes approximately 300 publications from about 50 sources. The purpose is "...a first attempt to make a wide assortment of Spanish-language health information accessible for consumers and patients by assembling in one place diverse materials." The goal is a laudable one, and the wide variety of topics makes the book valuable to anyone needing Spanish language materials. The editors have published extensively in consumer health, and they have done a good job in amassing a wide variety of information. This book is designed for use by consumers, patients, practitioners, health educators, and librarians. It can be used as a quick resource in clinicians' offices for patient handouts, and can be used in consumer health collections in libraries. It is arranged under 32 topical headings plus a miscellaneous chapter which includes publications that did not fit under any of the topics. Both the table of contents and preface are written in Spanish and English, and it includes appendixes in Spanish with information on PDQ (Physician Data Query) and sources of Spanish language health publications. A title index, a document source index, and subject index are included. Each publication includes the title in Spanish and English, the publisher of the item, and the date of publication. Many publications include information on other resources for the topic, including web sites. Most publications have publication dates within the last fewyears, but some are older. Most are short and written at a comparatively simple level, but there are no real low-literacy publications included. As the only book of its kind, this is a valuable resource for anyone needing Spanish language consumer health and patient education information. However, it would be easier to use if each document began and ended on its own page; as it is, documents run into each other. It could have been helpful to have the subject index in English as well as Spanish. Perhaps a future edition could provide a CD with the information, so it could easily be printed out. URLs for documents that are on the web would be helpful, especially for printing out or looking for updated information.
Booknews
Anthologizes more than 150 consumer health brochures and pamphlets available in Spanish, as originally published by federal and professional health agencies such as the National Cancer Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Leukemia Society of America. Entries are organized by topic, with the preface text and chapter titles printed in English as well. Also contains an appendix of suggested sources for additional information, and indices of document titles, sources, and subjects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573561662
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.44(d)

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