Spanish and the Medical Interview: Clinical Cases and Exam Review - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323756488

Spanish and the Medical Interview: Clinical Cases and Exam Review

1st Edition

Authors: Pilar Ortega Marco Alemán
Paperback ISBN: 9780323756488
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 31st May 2021
Page Count: 592

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Offering a practical, case-based approach, Spanish and the Medical Interview: Clinical Cases and Exam Review is a unique, immersive study and review resource for medical Spanish. It provides extensive training and review in two formats: the print book contains numerous cases spanning a wide variety of clinical settings, formatted as a patient would present for medical attention, while the audio cases provide multiple opportunities to hone your listening comprehension skills. Together, these learning components test your knowledge and skills in caring for Spanish-speaking patients and prepare you for case-based examinations that test clinical skills in Spanish.

This first-of-its-kind title is ideal as a stand-alone resource or as a companion to Dr. Ortega’s Spanish and the Medical Interview: A Textbook for Clinically Relevant Medical Spanish.

Table of Contents

  1. ¡Bienvenidos! Welcome & Introduction
    2. Musculoskeletal/dermatologic cases
    Case 1 - Knee pain
    Case 2 - Motor vehicle collision
    Case 3 - Rash
    3. Cardiovascular cases
    Case 1 - Chest pain
    Case 2 - Fatigue
    Case 3 - Syncope
    Case 4 - Palpitations
    4. Pulmonary cases
    Case 1 - Shortness of breath
    Case 2 - Cough
    Case 3 - Wheezing
    5. Gastrointestinal cases
    Case 1 - Abdominal pain
    Case 2 - Rectal bleeding
    Case 3 - Diarrhea
    6. Endocrine cases
    Case 1 - Fatigue
    Case 2 - Abdominal pain
    Case 3 - High blood sugar reading
    7. Genitourinary cases
    Case 1 - Vomiting
    Case 2 - Flank pain
    Case 3 - Discharge
    Case 4 - Irregular menses
    8. Neurologic cases
    Case 1 - Weakness
    Case 2 - Seizure
    Case 3 - Headache
    9. Psychiatric cases
    Case 1 - Chest pain
    Case 2 - Depression
    Case 3 - Insomnia
    Case 4 - Hallucinations
    10. Eye/ear/nose/throat cases
    Case 1 - Vertigo
    Case 2 - Epistaxis
    Case 3 - Blurry vision
    Case 4 - Throat pain
    11. Pediatric cases
    Case 1 - Irritable infant
    Case 2 - Fever
    Case 3 - Vomiting
    12. Y Ahora, ¿qué? (And now, what?) Learner self-assessment & Next steps


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About the Authors

Pilar Ortega

Pilar Ortega, MD is a board-certified Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor at the U. Illinois at Chicago, where she directs the Medical Spanish program. Dr. Ortega is Co-founder and Chair for the Medical Organization for Latino Advancement (MOLA), a non-profit professional association whose goal is to increase the number of Hispanic and bilingual physicians and to improve the health of Hispanics in the U.S. She is the author of our Spanish and the Medical Interview (2nd Ed., 2015), a textbook for providers to learn to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. This new titles would be a cases and question companion to the textbook. Dr. Ortega is the director of the recently developed U.S. National Medical Spanish Taskforce—a group of interdisciplinary and inter-institutional leaders who are developing an evidence-based process for Medical Spanish standardization and language concordance research in medical settings. She is internationally recognized for her contributions on the topics of language concordance in health, linguistic competency assessment, and Medical Spanish education.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medical Education, Hispanic Center of Excellence in Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center; Chicago, Illinois

Marco Alemán

Marco Alemán, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine ( UNC-SOM) where in 2004 he helped start the Comprehensive Advanced Medical Program of Spanish ( CAMPOS) a program where he is the principal faculty member and director for over ten years. He trained in curriculum development in medicine at the Primary Care Faculty Development Program at Michigan State. He has created and directed many courses at the UNC-SOM. He has almost 20 years of expertise in creating clinical scenarios and assessment tools for use with Standardized patients (SPs), both in English and in Spanish. He has used SPs to educate and assess medical Spanish in learners for 13 years at UNC-SOM. He has worked with Spanish language educators to improve the teaching of medical Spanish and the evaluation tools used in CAMPOS. In addition, Dr. Alemán has collaborated with Spanish interpreters at UNC Hospitals to create a written and oral exam of medical Spanish proficiency for medical students.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology