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

Spanish and the Medical Interview: A Textbook for Clinically Relevant Medical Spanish
Author/Publisher: Pilar Ortega
Emphasis: Medical Spanish
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You can't treat your patients if you can't communicate effectively with them

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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

Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 1 Pap/DVD edition (November 7, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416036490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416036494
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars Healing the Language and Cultural Divide for Hispanic Patients in the U.S., December 3, 2006
By  Dr. Mara (Philadelphia, PA)

Medical Spanish is, at last, professionally presented in textbook form, enabling English-speaking healthcare practitioners to better understand and be more clearly understood by the growing number of their Hispanic patients. Unlike other texts on the subject, Dr. Pilar Ortega's book and DVD offer a unique look from within. Both her medical knowledge and her Spanish heritage guide and instruct the reader through proper, caring, and legal procedures to ensure equality and humanity in the healing profession. From the basic skills of greeting Hispanic patients, to a progressively complex review of systems and a comprehensive physical exam, SPANISH AND THE MEDICAL INTERVIEW is, indeed, A TEXTBOOK FOR CLINICALLY RELEVANT MEDICAL SPANISH. Dr. Ortega's original illustrations--as the author is not only a physician, but also an artist--enhance her work through vignettes and cultural notes that effectively portray the idiosyncrasies of the Hispanic community, vital aspects defining lifestyle choices and healthcare practices. Sample patient-doctor dialogues and critical-thinking questions at the end of each chapter facilitate oral practice whether in a formal classroom setting or, more informally, during a TERTULIA with a friend or another colleague. Dr. Ortega's initiative to alleviate the healthcare problems of the Hispanic population--as evidenced years ago by the PROGRAMA SALUD she founded while an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins University--is now available through her first book and DVD. ¡GRACIAS, DOCTORA PILAR ORTEGA!


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