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: 15th April 2021
Page Count: 384

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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
    3. Case 1 - Knee pain

      Case 2 - Motor vehicle collision

      Case 3 - Rash

    4. Cardiovascular cases
    5. Case 1 - Chest pain

      Case 2 - Fatigue

      Case 3 - Syncope

      Case 4 - Palpitations

    6. Pulmonary cases
    7. Case 1 - Shortness of breath

      Case 2 - Cough

      Case 3 - Wheezing

    8. Gastrointestinal cases
    9. Case 1 - Abdominal pain

      Case 2 - Rectal bleeding

      Case 3 - Diarrhea

    10. Endocrine cases
    11. Case 1 - Fatigue

      Case 2 - Abdominal pain

      Case 3 - High blood sugar reading

    12. Genitourinary cases
    13. Case 1 - Vomiting

      Case 2 - Flank pain

      Case 3 - Discharge

      Case 4 - Irregular menses

    14. Neurologic cases
    15. Case 1 - Weakness

      Case 2 - Seizure

      Case 3 - Headache

    16. Psychiatric cases

Case 1 - Chest pain

Case 2 - Depression

Case 3 - Insomnia

Case 4 - Hallucinations

    1. Eye/ear/nose/throat cases
    2. Case 1 - Vertigo

      Case 2 - Epistaxis

      Case 3 - Blurry vision

      Case 4 - Throat pain

    3. Pediatric cases
    4. Case 1 - Irritable infant

      Case 2 - Fever

      Case 3 - Vomiting

    5. 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 Illinos 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

Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine ( UNC-SOM