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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.