An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers
Author: Robert O. Chase, Clarisa B. Medina de Chase
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date: 2009, 3rd ed.
Now in its third edition, this widely used textbook is designed for students with little or no formal background in Spanish. It provides the necessary language and vocabulary to facilitate better communication between health care providers and the growing Spanish-speaking community. This classroom text uses readings, exercises, and interactive activities such as challenging and enjoyable improvisation to integrate structure, Spanish medical vocabulary, and colloquial terms that nurses, doctors, dentists, and allied health professionals need most. Rich cultural notes explain Latino customs and communication styles.
New to the Third Edition:
• DVD video featuring dramatic interactions between a family and its health care providers as well as demonstrations of specific communication tasks in health care
• More communicative activities and larger lexicon
• Revised and expanded cultural notes
• A companion Web site – yalebooks.com/medicalspanish – with self-correcting quizzes and links to medical and language sites