An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture

An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture

by Robert O. Chase, Clarisa B. Medina de Chase
     
 
For health care providers who must communicate quickly and effectively with patientswho speak only Spanish, this book offers an excellent first course in the language.Designed for students with little or no background in Spanish, it focuses on the Spanishvocabulary, grammar, and colloquial terms and slang that doctors, nurses, and medicaltechnicians most need. It

Overview

For health care providers who must communicate quickly and effectively with patientswho speak only Spanish, this book offers an excellent first course in the language.Designed for students with little or no background in Spanish, it focuses on the Spanishvocabulary, grammar, and colloquial terms and slang that doctors, nurses, and medicaltechnicians most need. It also includes informative cultural notes on Hispanic customs. .

Editorial Reviews

The Modern Language Journal
What makes this book stand out is the fact that the authors are themselves medical interpreters and the book has been tested in classrooms. . . . [The book] consistently adheres to the principles of communicative language teaching, which focus on the functional language and its appropriate use in context. . . . The choice of topics is excellent, and the cultural notes show a particular sensitivity toward the Latino population. . . . [It] is the best textbook of Spanish for health care that I have seen.—Pilar Marcé, University of Iowa, The Modern Language Journal

— Pilar Marcé

The Modern Language Journal - Pilar Marc�

“What makes this book stand out is the fact that the authors are themselves medical interpreters and the book has been tested in classrooms. . . . [The book] consistently adheres to the principles of communicative language teaching, which focus on the functional language and its appropriate use in context. . . . The choice of topics is excellent, and the cultural notes show a particular sensitivity toward the Latino population.”—Pilar Marcé, University of Iowa, The Modern Language Journal
Anthony LaBruzza

“This book is original and based on a sound knowledge of the Spanish language. The exercises are practical and enjoyable, engaging students in typical situations that might occur in clinic or hospital settings.”—Anthony LaBruzza, Yale Medical School and Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center
The Modern Language Journal - Pilar Marcé
“What makes this book stand out is the fact that the authors are themselves medical interpreters and the book has been tested in classrooms. . . . [The book] consistently adheres to the principles of communicative language teaching, which focus on the functional language and its appropriate use in context. . . . The choice of topics is excellent, and the cultural notes show a particular sensitivity toward the Latino population.”—Pilar Marcé, University of Iowa, The Modern Language Journal
The Modern Language Journal - Pilar Marcé

“What makes this book stand out is the fact that the authors are themselves medical interpreters and the book has been tested in classrooms. . . . [The book] consistently adheres to the principles of communicative language teaching, which focus on the functional language and its appropriate use in context. . . . The choice of topics is excellent, and the cultural notes show a particular sensitivity toward the Latino population.”—Pilar Marcé, University of Iowa, The Modern Language Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300070774
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Yale Language Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Robert O. Chase is a social worker and pretrial competency examiner at the Whiting Forensic Institute. He teaches Spanish at Tunxis Community College, the Yale University Center for Language Studies, and local hospitals. Clarisa B. Medina de Chase is a Dominican Republic native and a rehabilitation therapist at Connecticut Valley Hospital.

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