Medical Spanish For Health Care Professionals: A New Approach / Edition 1

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This book presents a novel, but simple approach to mastering elemental and basic conversational Spanish as a mode of communication between English-speaking health care professionals and limited-English-proficient patients.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763749828
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/7/2007
  • Edition description: 1E
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 154
  • Sales rank: 1,511,820
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue     ix
About the Author     xi
Why Learn Spanish?     1
Demographics     2
We Are a Bilingual Nation     3
Sociocultural Considerations     5
Spanish Dialects Throughout the World     7
Summary     10
You Are Not Trying to Become a Spanish Linguist!     13
Health Care Professional-Patient Communication Is What is Key     15
Documentation: The Key to Effective Communication     20
Purposes of Patient Care Documentation     21
Summary     25
Starting Up     27
You Are Striving to Become Conversational in Elemental Spanish     28
How Do Language Learners with Limited Proficiency Communicate?     29
Spanglish, Tex-Mex, and Derivatives Are Acceptable Modes of Interpersonal Communication     30
You Already Know a Lot of Spanish     31
Get and Use a Good Spanish-English Dictionary     36
Summary     37
The Basics     39
Comparative Spanish and English Linguistics and Phonetics     41
Grammar Review     42
Basic Communicative Words and Phrases     49
Summary     54
The Medical Nitty-Gritty-You Can DoThis!     57
Patient Intake     59
What Is the Patient's Problem?     60
Medical and Social History Taking     60
Systems Review and Physical Examination     60
Diagnoses and Interventions     63
Specialty Care     64
Summary     68
Focus on Rehabilitation     71
Pain Questions     73
Special Tests and Measurements     75
Gait, Functional, and Postural Analyses     76
Therapeutic Exercise     76
Modalities and Manual Procedures     79
Summary     81
Special Considerations     83
Translators Are Closer Than You May Think     84
Abbreviations-Don't Stress Over Them!     86
Driving Safely to Reach Effective Communication with Hispanic Patients and Their Significant Others-Take the Easiest, Most Direct Route     87
Summary     88
Epilogue: I Told You So!     91
Quick Guide: Words and Phrases for Successful Communication Between Health Care Provider and Their Hispanic Patients     93
English/Spanish Word Order     93
Spanish/English Word Order     110
Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (English Version)      127
Your Rights as a Patient     127
Your Responsibilities as a Patient     130
Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (Spanish Version)     131
Sus derechos como paciente     131
Sus responsabilidades como paciente     135
Sample HIPAA Privacy Notification (English Version)     137
Clinical Privacy Policy     137
Sample HIPAA Privacy Notification (Spanish Version)     141
Norma de Privacidad de la Clinica     141
Index     145
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