Say It in Spanish

A Guide for Health Care Professionals

By

  • Esperanza Joyce, EdD, CNS, RN
  • Maria Villanueva, MD, Mexico, DF

This handy reference gives health professionals the basic tools needed to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Vocabulary lists and sample dialogs address situations commonly encountered in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, or outpatient and community centers. It familiarizes readers with common words and phrases through consistent repetition and demonstrates how they are used in conversation. Questions that can be answered with a "yes" or "no" response are emphasized, designed to facilitate communication in emergency situations where rapid responses are needed. Pronunciations are provided both in the text and on an accompanying CD-ROM.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0424-4


Table of Contents

Unit 1. Assessing, Admitting, and Discharging a Patient
Unidad I. Evaluando, Admitiendo y Dando de Alta al Paciente
1. First Aid – Primeros Auxilios
2. Pre-Hospital Care – Cuidados Pre-Hospitalarios
3. Emergency Care – Cuidado de urgencia (emergencia)
4. In the Hospital – En el hospital
5. Physical Assessment – Examen físico
6. Admitting a Patient – Admitiendo al paciente
7. Consent to Procedures/Surgery – Consentimiento a procedimientos/cirugia
8. Discharging a Patient – Dando de alta al paciente
9. Clerical Staff – Las secretarias

Unit 2. Home Situations
Unidad 2. Situaciones en el Hogar
10. Home Visit – Visita al hogar
11. Home Health/Hospice Care – Cuidado en casa/hospicio
12. Useful Vocabulary at Home – Vocabulario util sobre la vivienda
13. Members of the Family – Los miembros de la familia

Unit 3. Interacting with Health Care Providers
Unidad 3. Comunicandose con Proveedores de la Salud
14. Visit to the Pediatrician – Visita al pediatra
15. Visit to the OB-GYN – Visita al gíneco-obstetra
16. Visit to the Family Doctor – Visita al médico familiar
17. Visit to the Cardiologist – Visita al cardiólogo
18. Visit to the Endocrinologist – Visita al endocrinólogo
19. Visit to the Surgeon – Visita al cirujano
20. Amputations – Amputaciones
21. Visit to the Psychologist – Visita al psicólogo
22. Visit to the Dentist – Visita al dentista

Unit 4. TheHospital Setting
Unidad 4. En el Hospital
23. Patient’s Room – El cuarto del paciente
24. Laboratory – El laboratorio
25. Pharmacy – La farmacia
26. X-Ray Department – El departamento de rayos X
27. Meals – Las comidas

Unit 5. General Vocabulary
Unidad 5. Vocabulario General
28. Greetings and Common Expressions – Saludos y expresiones Comúnes
29. Commands – Ordenes o mandatos
30. Simple Questions, Interrogatives, and Exclamations – Preguntas sencillas, interrogativas, exclamaciones
31. Phrases – Frases
32. Numbers – Números
33. Time – La hora
34. Colors and Seasons – Los colores, las estaciones del año
35. Days and Months – Los meses, los dias

Unit 6. Grammar
Unidad 6. La Gramatica
36. Alphabet – El abecedario
37. Verbs – Verbos
38. Gender of Nouns – Genero de los sustantivos
39. Adjectives and Pronouns – Adjetivos y pronombres
40. Negatives, Affirmatives – Negativos, afirmativos
41. Accents – Acentos
42. Cognates – Cognados

Unit 7. Cultural Considerations
Unidad 7. Consideraciones Culturales
43. Cultural Perspective – Perspectivas Culturales
44. Home Cures and Popular Beliefs – Remedios Caseros y Creencias Populares

Phrase and Sentence Index
Word Index