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Say It in Spanish

A Guide for Health Care Professionals

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.

Paperback, 464 Pages

Published: December 2003

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0424-4


  • 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


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