An Introduction to Medical Spanish

Communication and Culture, Fifth Edition

Robert O. Chase and Clarisa B. Medina de Chase

View Inside Price: $85.00

October 23, 2018
480 pages, 7 x 10
186 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300226027

The updated, fifth edition of the widely used introductory Spanish textbook designed specifically for health care professionals

As the Spanish-speaking population grows, nurses, doctors, dentists, and other health care professionals increasingly need to communicate in Spanish with their patients. Formerly titled An Introduction to Spanish for Health Care Workers, the fifth edition of this popular textbook is designed for students with little or no formal background in the language, and uses text, audio, video, classroom activities, and electronic exercises to teach basic grammar, specialized medical vocabulary, and colloquial terms as well as Latino customs and communication styles.

The only program on the market with online videos demonstrating doctor-patient interactions, the fifth edition has been updated to include:
  • High-frequency vocabulary lists
  • New activities to support the presentational mode of communication
  • Additional structure and lexicon related to zika, diabetes, pediatrics, heart disease, and neurological evaluation
  • A more interactive website with self-correcting exercises and supplemental material

Robert O. Chase teaches Spanish at Connecticut community and four-year colleges. He and Clarisa B. Medina de Chase have a combined fifty years of experience using Spanish in their work at medical and psychiatric hospitals and exploring the many cultures of Latin America. They live in Berlin, CT.
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