Spanish and the Medical Interview: A Textbook for Clinically Relevant Medical Spanish

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You can't treat your patients if you can't communicate effectively with them. This textbook will make you proficient in medical Spanish and enhance your clinical interviews with Spanish-speaking patients. It reviews basic Spanish grammar and sentence structure, then addresses each aspect of the medical interview, teaching you to build upon these basic skills and learn to apply them in a clinical context. This is THE medical Spanish book for medical students, residents, and physicians!
  • Focused on unique vocabulary, context, and needs of a physician conducting a clinical interview with Spanish-speaking patient
  • Accessible to all levels of students and practitioners who need basic Spanish skills in a clinical context
  • Organized to follow the natural progression of the physician-patient encounter, as taught in US medical schools
  • Provides ease of use and relevant, effective content critical for physicians to understand and effectively communicate with non-US patients
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416036494
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/7/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 416,412
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Resident Physician, Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Diego

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Table of Contents

User’s Guide

Chapter 1 Basics of Conversational Spanish

1.1 Pronunciation
1.2 Syntax and Grammar
1.3 Verb Conjugation
1.4 Addressing the Patient: Tú versus Usted

Chapter 2 Setting the Stage for the Clinical Encounter

2.1 General Greeting
2.2 Addressing the Patient
2.3 Physician’s Introduction
2.4 Extended Introduction: Getting to Know the Patient
2.5 Setting the Agenda

Chapter 3 History of the Present Illness

3.1 Basic Anatomy
3.2 Chief Complaint
3.3 History of the Present Illness

Chapter 4 Past Medical History and Review of Systems

4.1 Past Medical History
4.2 Past Surgical History
4.3 Review of Systems

Chapter 5 Medications and Drug Effects

5.1 Medication History
5.2 Allergy History
5.3 Medication Instructions
5.4 Drug Side Effects

Chapter 6 Family History

6.1 Naming Family Members
6.2 Talking About Family Life
6.3 Family History

Chapter 7 Social and Sexual History

7.1 Assuring the Patient of Confidentiality
7.2 Social History
7.3 Substance Use History
7.4 Sexual History
7.5 Reproductive Review of Systems

Chapter 8 Mental Health

8.1 General Mental Health and Spirituality
8.2 Mental Status Assessment
8.3 Psychiatric History

Chapter 9 Preventive Health and Nutrition

9.1 Preventive Health Status
9.2 Diet History
9.3 Special Diets and Recommendations

Chapter 10 Physical Exam and Ancillary Services

10.1 Physical Examination
10.2 Physical Findings
10.3 Physician’s Impression
10.4 Ancillary Services
10.5 Concluding the Visit

Chapter 11 Knowing Your Limitations: Working With a Medical Interpreter

11.1 When to Use a Medical Interpreter
11.2 Types of Medical Interpretation
11.3 Working Effectively With a Medical

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