Medical Spanish: The Instant Survival Guide / Edition 4

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Overview

Every English-speaking health professional who works with Spanish-speaking patients will appreciate this handy resource. Two of California's leading Spanish language educators present a wide variety of questions dealing with a full range of health issues — from medical to administrative, from psychiatric to nutritional, from greetings and social amenities to medical forms. Designed to elicit a 'yes or no' answer, these questions are ideal for users with no knowledge of Spanish. The new 4th Edition offers updated and expanded coverage of mental health and psychiatry, workplace injury and occupational health, AIDS/HIV, child and adult vaccinations, environmental toxins, sun exposure, sports medicine, cancer, and much more.

• Offers a user-friendly organization that makes the right content easy to find quickly.

• Covers both emergency and routine situations.

• Includes cultural considerations, highlighting cultural and religious issues that can affect health care.

• Provides a Glossary of commonly used terms.

• Presents updated and expanded material on mental health and psychiatry · workplace injury and occupational health · AIDS/HIV · child and adult vaccinations · environmental toxins · sun exposure · sports medicine · cancer · and many other important topics.

"...a practical pocket manual for those who have no formal training in Spanish...questions are designed to elicit a yes or no answer on medical topics such as child abuse, TB, Lyme disease, MRI, mental status, AIDS, cancer, and arthritis."

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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book simplifies the process of learning pertinent Spanish words useful in a variety of medical settings.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist professionals and students of the health professions learn key Spanish terms to facilitate patient and client care. The authors have achieved these worthy objectives.
Audience: The information is pertinent to anyone working with Spanish speaking patients or clients. The authors are credible authorities.
Features: The Spanish educators/authors pose a wide array of questions which deal with a full range of health issues from medical to administrative, from psychiatric to nutritional, from greetings and social amenities to medical forms. Content areas addressed include cultural notes, emergency information, medical information, patient information, procedures, therapies, offices and records, equipment and supplies, personnel issues, and language necessities.
Assessment: The concepts, first presented in English and then in Spanish with phonetic pronunciations, are designed to elicit yes or no answers from consumers of healthcare who speak Spanish. This book would be a valuable addition to any medical library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750674942
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/23/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,033,656
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 5.18 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction

Cultural Notes

A: Emergency Information

B: Medical Information

C: Patient Information

D: Procedures

E: Therapies

F: Offices and Records

G: Equipment and Supplies

H: For Other Medical Personnel

I: Language Necessities

Index

Male and Female Anatomy

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