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Give your Spanish-speaking patients the care they deserve
As a dedicated family practitioner you understand that effective communication is key to providing your patients with the high quality of care they deserve. And for many family physicians practicing in North America that entails communicating with Spanish-speaking patients and their families.
A valuable resource for family physicians, primary healthcare providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and medical administrators with little or no Spanish-language experience, this book provides you with all the Spanish you need to do your job. Convenient, flexible, and complete, McGraw-Hills Spanish for Family Practitioners features:
- A Comprehensive Course Book--Using sample dialogues, numerous exercises, and more than 200 expert illustrations, the book introduces a vocabulary of 2,500 general and medical terms, builds familiarity with typical medical situations, and develops a greater awareness of Latino culture and its impact on healthcare issues. A bilingual glossary features 1,000 of the most useful medical Spanish terms for easy reference.
- Audio CDs--Featuring a variety of native speakers, the first two CDs contain vocabulary, phrases, and dialogues that reflect a wide range of common medical situations--everything from the first interview to medication instructions and follow-up--while the third zeros in on situations typically encountered in a family practice. An accompanying booklet contains the full scripts and English translations of the dialogues.
- Continuing Medical Education Tests for CME credit--The ten CME tests contained in this booklet have been approved for a maximum of thirty hours in category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award. Test accreditation is sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.
All the tools you need to communicate confidently and effectively with your Spanish-speaking patients
As a dedicated healthcare provider you know that effective communication is key to providing patients with the high quality of care they deserve. And for medical professionals working in North America that often entails communicating with Spanish-speaking patients and their families.
A valuable resource for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, hospital technicians, emergency care providers, and medical administrators with little or no Spanish-language experience, this book provides you with all the Spanish you need to do your job.
More than a mere phrase book, McGraw-Hills Complete Medical Spanish features a complete, time-tested program guaranteed to help you:
- Understand and use a Spanish vocabulary of more than 2,500 general and medical terms
- Confidently interview patients, take histories, conduct physical exams, prescribe medication, and give follow-up instructions in Spanish
- Carry on spontaneous dialogues in Spanish using verbs in the past, present, future, and command forms
- Become more aware of major attitudinal differences between Latino and Anglo-American cultures and how they impact healthcare decisions
McGraw-Hill's Complete Medical Spanish will teach you the skills needed to formulate original Spanish sentences and confidently dialogue with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Available alone or as part of a three-CD audio package, McGraw-Hills Complete Medical Spanish is an indispensable “tool of the trade” for healthcare providers who work in a variety of multicultural settings.
THE QUICKEST ROUTE TO LEARNING HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH SPANISH-SPEAKING PATIENTS--NOW AVAILABLE IN CD FORMAT!
Much more than mere phrase books, these book/CD packages arm health care providers with the tools they need to communicate confidently with their Spanish-speaking patients. In no time, even those with no prior Spanish language experience can build competence in interviewing patients, taking histories, conducting physical exams and tests, giving medication, and performing follow-ups.
Offering health care providers a quick, easy, and enjoyable way to learn to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients, each package features:
- More than 2,500 key general and medical terms with pronunciation tips
- Jargon-free explanations of essential grammar concepts and structures
- Realistic dialogues reflecting the most common medical situations
- Exercises, games, and puzzles that reinforce understanding and fluency
- Quick-reference bilingual glossary
- Three 75-minute CDs containing vocabulary, phrases, and dialogues spoken by a variety of native speakers
- 10 CME tests worth up
Designed for use either as a stand-alone guide or as a built-in part of the series' audio packages, McGraw-Hill: Complete Medical Spanish offers health care professionals an enjoyable way to quickly acquire the skills and confidence they need to communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients. Each chapter focuses on a specific set of key terms and phrases and includes dozens of illustrations to help enhance understanding. Unlike other guides that make no distinction between levels of difficulty, this book introduces essential grammar concepts in a progressive manner.
About the Author
Joanna Ríos, Ph.D., and José Fernández Torres have been teaching medical Spanish for more than fifteen years. Their workshops are accredited by the American Medical Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Association of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Table of Contents
IntroductionChapter 11.1 Greetings1.2 The alphabet1.3 Nouns: gender and number1.4 Parts of the body1.5 "What is this?"1.6 "Where is …?"1.7 "What do you need?"1.8 Chief complaintChapter 22.1 Numbers2.2 Vital signs2.3 Question words and prepositions2.4 Internal organs2.5 Cognates2.6 Giving instructionsChapter 33.1 Conjugation3.2 Common -ar verbs3.3 "Necesitar"3.4 "Estar"3.5 More numbers3.6 Common symptoms (Chief complaints)3.7 Qualifying and quantifying painChapter 44.1 Household items4.2 "Ser"4.3 Telling time4.4 Adjectives4.5 "Hay"4.6 Conjugation of -er verbs4.7 Conjugation of -ir verbs4.8 Pediatrics (La pediatría)4.9 A simplified form of the future tense4.10 Emergency room (La sala de emergencias)4.11 "Ser" v. "estar"Chapter 55.1 The family (La familia)5.2 More verb tenses5.3 Illnesses (Enfermedades)5.4 Types of food (Tipos de comidas)5.5 Diet (La dieta)5.6 Indirect object pronouns5.7 Irregular -er and -ir verbsChapter 66.1 Irregular verbs in the present tense6.2 Days of the week (Los días de la semana)6.3 Months of the year (Los meses del año)6.4 Authority figures and home remedies6.5 The imperative mood or command form6.6 A physical exam (Un examen físico)6.7 A neurologic exam (Un examen neurológico)Chapter 77.1 Key power verbs7.2 Prescription and diet instructions7.3 El examen de papanicolau (Pap smear)7.4 Beware of direct translations7.5 Las instrucciones y direcciones (Giving directions)7.6 Present progressive tense7.7 Meustra--análisis de sangre (Blood test)7.8 La muestra de la orina (Urine test)7.9 La muestra de esputo (Sputum test)7.10 Pruebas de la piel (Skin tests)7.11 Las radiografías (Taking X rays)7.12 Resultados y diagnósticos (Results and diagnosis)Chapter 88.1 Possessive adjectives8.2 Impersonal "se"8.3 Demonstrative adjectives8.4 The preterit tense8.5 Irregular verbs in the preterit8.6 Una visita con bébé (Well-baby visit)8.7 La sala de emergencia: una infección del oído (Emergency room visit: ear infection)8.8 La sala de emergencia: un ataque de asma (Emergency room visit: an asthma attack))Chapter 99.1 Reflexive verbs9.2 Direct object pronouns9.3 Autoexamen mensual de los senos (Monthly breast self-examination)9.4 Dolor abdominal (Abdominal pain)9.5 Una visita al dentista (A trip to the dentist's office)9.6 Una cita con el oftalmólogo (An appointment with the ophthalmologist)9.7 La dermatología (Dermatology visit)9.8 La farmacia (The pharmacy)Chapter 1010.1 Cross-cultural communication10.2 Herbal remedies10.3 Medicines (Medicinas)10.4 Illnesses and symptoms (by area)Appendix A: Verb TablesAppendix B: Answer KeyAppendix C: Dialogues and monologues: English translationsSpanish-English GlossaryEnglish-Spanish Glossary