Medical Spanish: The Instant Survival Guide / Edition 4

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The latest edition of this well-received text is essential for every health care professional who works with Spanish speaking patients. Written by two of California's leading spanish educators, Medical Spanish is a language tool to be used on the spot with Spanish-speaking people in medical situations. The questions are designed to elicit a 'yes or no' answer, so the health care provider does not need to be skilled at understanding Spanish. A pronunciation guide and glossary are also included. All aspects of medical communication are covered - from medical to administrative, from psychiatric to nutritional, from greetings and social amenities to medical forms. This new edition has an expanded section on both AIDS and cancer, and now includes sections on child abuse, arthritis, tuberculosis, Lyme disease, MRI and mental status. Physicians, nurses, paramedics and clinical social workers can help prevent the tragedies and frustrations that can result when medical communication is hampered by a language barrier.

"...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: 1,441,639
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 5.18 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Emergency information; Medical information; Patient information; Procedures; Therapies; Offices and records; Equipment and supplies; Other medical personnel; Language necessities; Index.

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