An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture / Edition 3

An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture / Edition 3

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by Robert O. Chase, Clarisa B. Medina de Chase
     
 

Now in its third edition, this widely used textbook is designed for students with little or no formal background in Spanish. It provides the necessary language and vocabulary to facilitate better communication between health care providers and the growing Spanish-speaking community. This classroom text uses readings, exercises, and interactive activities such as

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Now in its third edition, this widely used textbook is designed for students with little or no formal background in Spanish. It provides the necessary language and vocabulary to facilitate better communication between health care providers and the growing Spanish-speaking community. This classroom text uses readings, exercises, and interactive activities such as challenging and enjoyable improvisation to integrate structure, Spanish medical vocabulary, and colloquial terms that nurses, doctors, dentists, and allied health professionals need most. Rich cultural notes explain Latino customs and communication styles.

New to the Third Edition:
• DVD video featuring dramatic interactions between a family and its health care providers as well as demonstrations of specific communication tasks in health care
• More communicative activities and larger lexicon
• Revised and expanded cultural notes
• A companion Web site  - yalebooks.com/medicalspanish - with self-correcting quizzes and links to medical and language sites

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300124262
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/10/2009
Edition description:
Third; Bilingual
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1"Hello, I Am the Doctor."1
2"How Are You?"27
3"What Is the Matter?"42
4The Receptionist60
5The Family78
6The Pharmacy97
7Diet and Nutrition115
8The Doctor's Office134
9The Past (Preterit) Tense152
10Taking Medical History167
11Hospital Admissions and Mental Health187
12Maternity and Safer Sex208
App. 1The Spanish Alphabet225
App. 2A Guide to Some Irregular and Stem-Changing Verbs226
Glossary: English to Spanish231
Glossary: Spanish to English245

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