Introduction to Healthcare for Spanish-speaking Interpreters and Translators

Introduction to Healthcare for Spanish-speaking Interpreters and Translators

By: Holly Mikkelson (author), Ineke Crezee (author), Laura Monzon-Storey (author)Hardback

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This book is based on the very popular international publication (Crezee, 2013) and has been supplemented with Spanish glossaries. Just like the 2013 textbook, this practical resource will allow interpreters and translators to quickly read up on healthcare settings, familiarizing themselves with anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and frequently encountered conditions, diagnostic tests and treatment options.It is an exceptionally useful and easily accessible handbook, in particular for interpreters, translators, educators and other practitioners working between Spanish and English. A special chapter on the US insurance system adds even more value for those in the US.The extensive English-Spanish glossaries will be very useful to Spanish speaking practitioners, and may also be beneficial to those working with other Romance languages, as the Spanish terms may serve as a trigger to help identify cognates. Where terms are most commonly used in a particular part of the Spanish speaking world, an abbreviation has been added to indicate which country it may be found in. This helps ensure that terms reflect usage in different parts of the Americas, and also in Spain.


1. Table of illustrations; 2. List of tables; 3. Authors' notes; 4. Acknowledgments; 5. Foreword; 6. Foreword to this edition; 7. Part I. Interpreting; 8. Chapter 1. Introduction; 9. Chapter 2. Interpreting in healthcare settings; 10. Chapter 3. A word about culture; 11. Chapter 4. Healthcare Insurance; 12. Part II. Interpreting in healthcare settings; 13. Chapter 5. Primary care physicians; 14. Chapter 6. Specialty clinics; 15. Chapter 7. Hospitals; 16. Chapter 8. Emergency Departments or ERs; 17. Chapter 9. Informed consent; 18. Chapter 10. Pre-operative and post-operative procedures; 19. Chapter 11. Intensive Care; 20. Chapter 12. Obstetrics; 21. Chapter 13. Child health; 22. Chapter 14. Speech-Language Therapy; 23. Chapter 15. Mental health; 24. Chapter 16. Oncology; 25. Part III. Healthcare specialties; 26. Chapter 17. Neurology: Nerves and the nervous system; 27. Chapter 18. Cardiology: Heart and the circulatory system; 28. Chapter 19. Pulmonology: The respiratory system; 29. Chapter 20. Hematology: Blood and blood disorders; 30. Chapter 21. Orthopedics: The skeletal system; 31. Chapter 22. Muscles and the motor system; 32. Chapter 23. The sensory system; 33. Chapter 24. Immunology: The immune and lymphatic systems; 34. Chapter 25. Endocrinology: The endocrine system; 35. Chapter 26. Gastroenterology: The digestive system; 36. Chapter 27. Urology and nephrology: The urinary system; 37. Chapter 28. Urology and gynecology; the reproductive systems; 38. Appendix; 39. References; 40. Useful websites; 41. Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789027212214
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 388
  • ID: 9789027212214
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 902721221X

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