Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals prepares you to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients is crucial – limited English proficiency (LEP) Hispanics currently make up 20 percent of the patient population in the United States, and the US is rapidly becoming a dual-language nation. If you don’t have the time to devote to learning the rules of Spanish, don’t worry; you don’t need to be a Spanish linguist to communicate with your patients, but you do need to know how to communicate with them. Through a novel but simple approach, Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals will help you master elemental and basic conversational Spanish so your limited-English-proficient patients will understand you. By offering an early introduction of basic words and phrases along with multiple drills for mastering key health-related words, health care professionals and students will feel confident communicating with their Spanish-speaking patients and clients.
- Bilingual vocabulary lists
- Practice drills
- Patient-health care professionals encounter scenarios
- Chapter objectives
- Discussion questions
- Useful appendices
About the Author
Ron W. Scott, PT, JD, EdD, LLM, MSBA
Ron Scott has been a health professional (LPN, OR technician, PT, clinical manager, and administrator) since 1970, an attorney-mediator since 1983, and an academician since 1985. One of his principal passions is helping health care professionals and organizations minimize their clinical liability risk exposure through effective patient care documentation that is accurate, communicative, complete, concise, objective, and timely. Ron is the author of 13 texts and more than 100 health law-related articles. He is a Professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (OT, nursing, PT) and is adjunct faculty at Husson University, Webster University, the University of Indianapolis, and the University of Montana.