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Spanish and the Medical Interview, 2nd Edition

A Textbook for Clinically Relevant Medical Spanish
Author :
Pilar Ortega
Date of Publication: 09/2015
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 resour ...view more

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.

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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.


New to this edition
  • 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.
  • eBook version included! Access the entire book online or offline across all devices with the Student Consult eBook.

Key Features
  • 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.

Author Information
By Pilar Ortega, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medical Education, Hispanic Center of Excellence in Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Chicago, Illinois