An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture / Edition 4

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Overview

Now in its fourth edition, this widely used textbook is designed for students with little or no formal background in Spanish. Using DVD videos, readings, exercises, and activities such as role play and improvisation, it introduces the grammar structures and specialized medical vocabulary and colloquial terms that nurses, doctors, dentists, and allied health professionals need to communicate effectively with the growing Spanish-speaking population. In addition, rich cultural notes explain Latino customs and communication styles.

NEW TO THE FOURTH EDITION:

• Embellished full-color design with 174 illustrations and 275 classroom activities

• Expanded lexicon, condensed grammar, and more target-language content

• Audio program that can be accessed via QR codes in the text

• A companion Web site with self-correcting quizzes, downloadable graphics, and classroom activity sheets

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300180596
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 200,546
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert O. Chase is a social worker and a pretrial competency examiner for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  An American-Dominican citizen, he teaches Spanish at local hospitals and at Tunxis Community College, drawing on rich Latin-American immersion experiences. Clarisa B. Medina de Chase is a rehabilitation therapist at Connecticut Valley Hospital.  A Dominican-American citizen, she appreciates the value and challenges of learning to successfully function in multiple sociocultural and linguistic contexts.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 "Hello, I Am the Doctor." 1
2 "How Are You?" 27
3 "What Is the Matter?" 42
4 The Receptionist 60
5 The Family 78
6 The Pharmacy 97
7 Diet and Nutrition 115
8 The Doctor's Office 134
9 The Past (Preterit) Tense 152
10 Taking Medical History 167
11 Hospital Admissions and Mental Health 187
12 Maternity and Safer Sex 208
App. 1 The Spanish Alphabet 225
App. 2 A Guide to Some Irregular and Stem-Changing Verbs 226
Glossary: English to Spanish 231
Glossary: Spanish to English 245
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