Focusing on communication needs in real-world clinical situations, Dr. Pilar Ortega's updated edition of this practical text helps you address today's growing demand for Spanish-speaking physicians and healthcare workers. This pocket-sized resource provides basic Spanish skills, sample interview questions, relevant cultural information, and more, in addition to online videos of physician-patient interactions, interactive self-assessment tools, and clinical vignettes. You'll find exactly what you need to develop better physician-patient communication skills, increase your cultural competence, and make better clinical decisions in your practice.
Understand the nuts and bolts of better communication through Spanish grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, sample interview questions, and helpful interview techniques.
Pocket size allows for quick reference in an easily accessible format.
Improve your skills with new and expanded content including more practice exercises for self-assessment, information on cultural issues, grammar tips and practice, complex clinical scenarios, and how to best use interpreters in your practice.
Stay up to date with new chapters on pediatric health; common procedures and informed consent; the physician's impression and plan; diabetes medication; travel history and special exposures; adult immunization history; exercise and adult health safety screening; and specialized physical examination.
Gauge and hone your doctor-patient communication skills with interactive self-assessment tools and practice exercises.
Watch video of real-time physician-patient exchanges (with English and Spanish subtitles), complete interactive practice exercises, and learn from clinical vignettes-all online at Student Consult.
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CHAPTER 1 Basics of Conversational Spanish 1.1 Pronunciation 1.2 Syntax and Grammar 1.3 Verb Conjugation 1.4 Addressing the Patient: Tu versus Usted CHAPTER 2 Setting the Stage for the Clinical Encounter 2.1 General Greetings 2.2 Addressing the Patient 2.3 Provider's Introduction 2.4 Extended Introduction: Getting to Know the Patient 2.5 Setting the Agenda CHAPTER 3 History of the Present Illness 3.1 Basic Anatomy 3.2 Chief Complaint 3.3 History of the Present Illness CHAPTER 4 Past Medical History and Review of Systems 4.1 Past Medical History of Chronic Diseases 4.2 Past Medical History of Acute Diseases 4.3 Past Surgical History 4.4 Review of Systems CHAPTER 5 Medications and Drug Effects 5.1 Medication History 5.2 Allergy History 5.3 Medication Instructions 5.4 Drug Side Effects 5.5 Diabetes Medication CHAPTER 6 Family History 6.1 Naming Family Members 6.2 Talking about Family Life and Health 6.3 Family History CHAPTER 7 Social and Sexual History 7.1 Assuring the Patient of Confidentiality 7.2 Social History 7.3 Travel History and Special Exposures 7.4 Substance Use History 7.5 Sexual History 7.6 Review of Reproductive Systems CHAPTER 8 Mental Health and Cognition 8.1 General Mental Health 8.2 Spirituality and Health 8.3 Cognitive Assessment 8.4 Psychiatric History and Review of Systems CHAPTER 9 Preventive Health and Nutrition 9.1 Access to Preventive Medical Care 9.2 Preventive Routine Screening Tests 9.3 Adult Immunization History 9.4 Exercise and Adult Health Safety Screening 9.5 Diet History 9.6 Body Mass Index, Special Diets, and Recommendations CHAPTER 10 Pediatrics 10.1 Addressing the Pediatric Patient 10.2 Pregnancy, Delivery, and Neonatal History 10.3 Developmental History 10.4 Pediatric Safety 10.5 Immunization History 10.6 Infant Diet 10.7 Common Pediatric Illnesses CHAPTER 11 Physical Examination 11.1 General Physical Examination 11.2 Specialized Physical Examination 11.3 Physical Findings CHAPTER 12 Procedures and Informed Consent 12.1 Informed Consent 12.2 Discussing Common Procedures 12.3 Discussing Emergent Procedures 12.4 Advanced Directives CHAPTER 13 Impression and Plan 13.1 Physician's Impression 13.2 Plan of Care: Additional Testing 13.3 Plan of Care: Treatment and Follow-up 13.4 Discussing Test Results 13.5 Delivering Bad News 13.6 System-Based Summary of Impression and Plan 13.7 Concluding the Visit CHAPTER 14 Knowing your Limitations: When and How to Use a Medical Interpreter 14.1 When to Use a Medical Interpreter 14.2 Types of Medical Interpretation 14.3 Working Effectively with a Medical Interpreter APPENDIX Abbreviated Spanish Medical Interview Guide Extended Spanish Medical Interview Guide ANSWER KEY BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX