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9780763749828

Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals: A New Approach

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    9780763749828

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    0763749826

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-21
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
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Summary

  Visit the Companion Website for Interactive Flashcards of Key Terms in English and Spanish! the ability to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients is crucial - limited English proficiency (LEP) Hispanics currently make up 20 percent of the patient population in the United States, And The US is rapidly becoming a dual-language nation. If you don't have the time to devote to learning the rules of Spanish, don't worry; you don't need to be a Spanish linguist to communicate with your patients, but you do need to know how to communicate with them. Through a novel but simple approach, this book will help you master elemental and basic conversational Spanish so your limited-English-proficient patients will understand you. By offering an early introduction of basic words and phrases along with multiple drills for mastering key health-related words, health care professionals and students will feel confident communicating with their Spanish-speaking patients and clients. Also includes: Bilingual vocabulary lists Practice drills Patient-health care professional encounter scenarios Chapter objectives Discussion questions Useful appendices Read the Prologue to Learn How to Use This Book! View Chapter One: "Why Learn Spanish"

Table of Contents

Prologuep. ix
About the Authorp. xi
Why Learn Spanish?p. 1
Demographicsp. 2
We Are a Bilingual Nationp. 3
Sociocultural Considerationsp. 5
Spanish Dialects Throughout the Worldp. 7
Summaryp. 10
You Are Not Trying to Become a Spanish Linguist!p. 13
Health Care Professional-Patient Communication Is What is Keyp. 15
Documentation: The Key to Effective Communicationp. 20
Purposes of Patient Care Documentationp. 21
Summaryp. 25
Starting Upp. 27
You Are Striving to Become Conversational in Elemental Spanishp. 28
How Do Language Learners with Limited Proficiency Communicate?p. 29
Spanglish, Tex-Mex, and Derivatives Are Acceptable Modes of Interpersonal Communicationp. 30
You Already Know a Lot of Spanishp. 31
Get and Use a Good Spanish-English Dictionaryp. 36
Summaryp. 37
The Basicsp. 39
Comparative Spanish and English Linguistics and Phoneticsp. 41
Grammar Reviewp. 42
Basic Communicative Words and Phrasesp. 49
Summaryp. 54
The Medical Nitty-Gritty-You Can Do This!p. 57
Patient Intakep. 59
What Is the Patient's Problem?p. 60
Medical and Social History Takingp. 60
Systems Review and Physical Examinationp. 60
Diagnoses and Interventionsp. 63
Specialty Carep. 64
Summaryp. 68
Focus on Rehabilitationp. 71
Pain Questionsp. 73
Special Tests and Measurementsp. 75
Gait, Functional, and Postural Analysesp. 76
Therapeutic Exercisep. 76
Modalities and Manual Proceduresp. 79
Summaryp. 81
Special Considerationsp. 83
Translators Are Closer Than You May Thinkp. 84
Abbreviations-Don't Stress Over Them!p. 86
Driving Safely to Reach Effective Communication with Hispanic Patients and Their Significant Others-Take the Easiest, Most Direct Routep. 87
Summaryp. 88
Epilogue: I Told You So!p. 91
Quick Guide: Words and Phrases for Successful Communication Between Health Care Provider and Their Hispanic Patientsp. 93
English/Spanish Word Orderp. 93
Spanish/English Word Orderp. 110
Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (English Version)p. 127
Your Rights as a Patientp. 127
Your Responsibilities as a Patientp. 130
Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities (Spanish Version)p. 131
Sus derechos como pacientep. 131
Sus responsabilidades como pacientep. 135
Sample HIPAA Privacy Notification (English Version)p. 137
Clinical Privacy Policyp. 137
Sample HIPAA Privacy Notification (Spanish Version)p. 141
Norma de Privacidad de la Clinicap. 141
Indexp. 145
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