Manual for (Relatively) Painless Medical Spanish: A Self-Teaching Course

Manual for (Relatively) Painless Medical Spanish: A Self-Teaching Course

By: Ana Malinow Rajkovic (author)Paperback

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Spanish-speaking patients are no rarity in United States hospitals and clinics, as many English-speaking health care providers have discovered. To help these providers better communicate with the patients they serve, Ana Malinow Rajkovic has prepared the Manual for (Relatively) Painless Medical Spanish, a lively and innovative self-teaching guide to the grammar, pronunciation, and medical vocabulary of Spanish. Presented in a systematic and highly entertaining fashion, twelve lessons cover some of the most commonly encountered situations. These include the family clinic, the emergency room, appendicitis, the social chat, pregnancy, family planning, pelvic inflammatory disease and urinary tract infection, depression, children with asthma, patients with angina, explaining a venipuncture and a spinal tap, and patients with shortness of breath. Each lesson closes with a bilingual interview that includes vocabulary and grammar introduced in that lesson. A guide to the medical history and physical examination appears in English and Spanish in the appendix. Excellent in the classroom or for independent learning, the Manual will enable health care providers better to understand and supply the needs of Spanish-speaking patients.

About Author

Ana Malinow Rajkovic is a pediatrician in Cleveland, Ohio. She has taught medical Spanish at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and at San Francisco General Hospital.


Introduction Lesson 1. Nouns La clinica de la medicina de la familia The Family Practice Clinic Lesson 2. Adjectives La sala de emergencia: El trauma The Emergency Room: Trauma Lesson 3. The Verb "To Be" La cirujia: El abdomen agudo Surgery: The Acute Abdomen Lesson 4. The Present La charla The Chat Lesson 5. The Verb "To Have" La mujer embarazada The Pregnant Woman Lesson 6. Time and Counting La clinica de planeo familiar The Family Planning Clinic Lesson 7. The Imperative Inflamacion pelvica e infeccion urinaria Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Urinary Tract Infection Lesson 8. The Plural La depresion Depression Lesson 9. The Preterit El nino con asma The Child with Asthma Lesson 10. The Verb "To Give" El paciente con angina The Patient with Angina Lesson 11. The Future Sacar sangre y la puncion lumbar The Venipuncture and the Spinal Tap Lesson 12. Reflexive Verbs El paciente con falta de aire The Patient with Shortness of Breath Epilogue Answer Key Appendix A. The Adult History B. The Pediatric History C. The Physical Exam D. Specialized Vocabulary E. Pain F. The Family G The Calendar H. Conjugation Tables

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  • ISBN13: 9780292751460
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 263
  • ID: 9780292751460
  • weight: 744
  • ISBN10: 029275146X

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