An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture, Third Edition (Yale Language)

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9780300124262: An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers: Communication and Culture, Third Edition (Yale Language)

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

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About the Author:

Robert O. Chase is a social worker and pretrial competency examiner at the Whiting Forensic Institute in Middletown, Connecticut. He teaches Spanish at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut and local hospitals. Clarisa B. Medina de Chase is a Dominican Republic native and a rehabilitation therapist at Connecticut Valley Hospital.

Review:

“What makes this book stand out is the fact that the authors are themselves medical interpreters and the book has been tested in classrooms. . . . [The book] consistently adheres to the principles of communicative language teaching, which focus on the functional language and its appropriate use in context. . . . The choice of topics is excellent, and the cultural notes show a particular sensitivity toward the Latino population.”—Pilar Marcé, University of Iowa, The Modern Language Journal

(Pilar Marcé The Modern Language Journal)

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