This updated and expanded new edition is a useful guide for students in allied health and nursing programs who will need to communicate quickly and effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. The book is adaptable to various needs and methods of presentation. It emphasizes the differences among written, formal, and academic Spanish and casual, everyday, and at times, regional Spanish.(dictionary, medical terms, communication, allied health, nursing, Spanish, health occupations/careers, EMS, respiratory care)
Thoroughly updated for its Third Edition, this guide will help health care professionals in all clinical settings communicate easily with Spanish-speaking patients. It presents Spanish words, phrases, questions, and instructions that cover signs and symptoms, history-taking, assessment of all body systems, mental health, diagnostic tests, disorders, medications, procedures, surgery, nutrition and diet therapy, medical equipment, and alternative and complementary therapies. Features include a picture dictionary, clear body-system illustrations with labels in both languages, rules of Spanish pronunciation and grammar, and indexes in English and Spanish.
A companion Website offers audio files with correct pronunciations for hundreds of medical terms in English and Spanish, downloadable to a computer or MP3 player.