Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, 3rd Edition
Spanish for Health Care Professionals, by William Harvey, is designed to help doctors, nurses, and hospital personnel, including receptionists, learn medical Spanish in order to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients and their families.
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, by William Harvey, is designed to help doctors, nurses, and hospital personnel, including receptionists, learn medical Spanish in order to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients and their families.
Each chapter of Spanish for Healthcare Professionals teaches you language skills, key medical Spanish vocabulary and phrases, cultural information, and gives you tips for further practice and review. Included are three medical Spanish audio CDs with dialogues dramatizing every-day situations in the doctor’s office and hospital that complement the text. Topics in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals include pediatric care, heart and lung diseases, pharmacy prescriptions, drug problems, medical treatment of accident and crime victims, pregnancy, broken bones and more. This new edition of Spanish for Healthcare Professionals includes Spanish words and phrases for receptionists and health insurance forms; two professions in the healthcare industry that are often overlooked.
Chapter One teaches basic vocabulary and a few rules related to the Spanish language. In Chapter Two you will learn all there is to know about the patient. Chapters Three through Eleven, follow various members of a Latino family, the Espinozas, as they receive medical treatment from various hospital departments. Each chapter contains a “¿Cuánto Aprendió?” (How much did you learn?) section with easy review and practice exercises, with answers at the back of the book. The “Dos Culturales” sections contain valuable information on Hispanic customs. Located at the back of the book there is a section on cognate words along with an index, or “Word and Expression Finder”, that lists, in alphabetical order, words and expressions for the healthcare professional both in Spanish-English and English-Spanish. This index is usefull for quick reference in immediate conversation.
About the author: William C. Harvey has taught Spanish and ESL on the West Coast, in public schools, community colleges, and in private industry. Harvey has organized various language workshops and seminars at each of these locations.
Title: Spanish for Health Care Professionals
Author: William Harvey