This book is designed to help doctors, nurses, and medical assistants communicate in Spanish with Latino patients and their families who have little or no command of English. Fully updated text includes the addition of vocabulary for informing families about patients' medical care or death; instructing patients on how to navigate online forms; a sample disclosure and consent form in both Spanish and English; and a new section on working with medical interpreters. Every Spanish word in the book is followed by its phonetic pronunciation. The book also provides easy-to-follow tips on understanding colloquial spoken Spanish. Author William Harvey concentrates on words and phrases likely to be used in a medical setting. True-to-life dialogues dramatize situations pertaining to pregnancy, broken bones, pediatric care, heart and lung diseases, pharmacy prescriptions, and much more.
This set provides the opprotunity to earn up to 30 category 1 AMA CME credits.
The most comprehensive program of its kind has been expanded with extensive audio recordings for improving communication with Spanish-speaking patients! With expanded coverage of language used by hospitalists, palliative caregivers, and mental health professionals McGraw-Hill Education Spanish for Healthcare Providers builds your competence in interviewing patients, conducting exams, and providing follow-up instructions. This program features vocabulary, key phrases, dialogs based on common medical situations, and exercises that reinforce understanding and build confidence. The course book is accompanied with an MP3 disk containing extensive audio recordings (more than 13 hours) of dialogs, monologs, vocabulary, and exercises from the book, to improve your pronunciation and your comprehension of Spanish in a wide range of typical situations. This Premium Third Edition features support materials in the McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app for study on-the-go: Sets of flashcards for all the vocabulary lists in the book (over 2,000 terms) Audio recordings of all the dialogs and monologs from the book Progress tracker to keep track of your progress through the app Instructions for downloading 15 CME Tests to earn 60 AMA continuing education credits (additional fees apply) Note: audio recordings (totaling 100 minutes) require Internet access.
Author: Bonifacio Contreras
Publisher: Educational News Services
A Comprehensive guide to improving communication with Spanish speaking patients and their families, Salud Medical Spanish Dictionary and Phrase Book is an invaluable reference. This book will provide vital information and tools that enable you to communicate effectively, therefore resulting in more fluent patient interviews, more thorough identification of existing conditions and ultimately a more comfortable relationship between healthcare provider and patient. A quick easy-to-use reference book for medical students, nurses, doctors, hospital administrators, health care personnel, home health care workers, social workers and translators in the health profession. The dictionary and alphabetical phrase book format makes it easy to find and cross reference the right words and phrases.
The only book of its kind in English, Japanese for Healthcare Professionals is a proficiency-based conversation textbook offering a complete Japanese language course that teaches Japanese grammar along with the vocabulary of medical care. With nearly three million Japanese tourists visiting the United States last year, and another five hundred thousand expatriates residing in the US and other English-speaking countries, it is inevitable that many Japanese speakers find themselves in need of healthcare but unable to communicate. Important highlights of this book are: Accompanying MP3 Audio Disc. No prior knowledge of Japanese necessary. For all professionals seeking to communicate in healthcare situations. Includes an English–Japanese dictionary of medical terms, a glossary of common complaints, and a sample bilingual medical questionnaire. Japanese for Healthcare Professionals offers a complete language course for classroom study or independent learners that teaches Japanese grammar along with the medical Japanese vocabulary. The chapters cover every step of a patient's interaction with care providers, from appointments and admissions to the physical examination, symptoms and illnesses, diagnosis, treatment, instructions to the patient, discharge, and follow–up. Chapters are devoted to the major branches of medicine as well as dentistry and to the corresponding bodily systems. There are also chapters on anatomy, infection and disease, and visits to the pharmacy. Each chapter follows a natural progression designed to help the learner comprehend the new material and acquire the language as effortlessly as possible. Each includes: basic Japanese vocabulary, a situational dialogue, Japanese grammar points and key Japanese language and culture notes, exercises and practice drills, and a quiz to sharpen comprehension. The culture and language notes seek to help the provider understand better a Japanese patient's cultural framework and patterns of belief, as well as the "un-traslatable" meaning conveyed by certain idioms. The accompanying MP3 audio disc tries ties in core parts of each chapter, allowing learners to practice their spoken language skills outside a classroom setting. The book also includes thirty illustrations to help with vocabulary acquisition, a pronunciation guide, an English–Japanese dictionary of medical terms, a glossary of Japanese expressions for common complaints, a sample bilingual medical questionnaire, and answers to the quizzes. Emphasizing the learner's practical use of the Japanese language for healthcare settings and the importance of culture in understanding, Japanese for Healthcare Professionals reflects the national standards in foreign–language education set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign languages (ACTFL).
The rapid changes in health care including novel technologies as well as the changing economic, political, and social landscapes are all forcing physicians as well as most types of health care practitioners to re-think their role in leadership. This is particularly true in the US in recent years, but the same issues are widely prevalent affecting health care workers around the globe. Developing capable medical leaders who can navigate these challenges will be essential. Physicians and other health care practitioners usually receive little or no leadership training in the course of their education. At the next steps in their training: internship, residency and fellowship, gaining clinical acumen takes precedence over developing other skills that are at the core of leadership training. Leadership Lessons for Health Care Providers will allow all types of health professionals to gain a better understanding of what leadership is, how to develop their skills while still early in their careers, how to understand and handle common leadership conundrums and chart a path towards increasing their leadership capabilities as they reach mid-career and beyond. This book will provide a great start for those who are interested in learning more about leadership and includes recommendations for next steps at all stages in leadership work. Discusses and offers practical advice on a number of leadership development topics including levels of leadership, different styles and techniques, dealing with conflict, making hard decisions, and setting priorities Includes valuable insight from leaders and specialists in the health care field Directs readers to additional leadership resources as next steps
Author: Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
Racial and ethnic disparities in health care are known to reflect access to care and other issues that arise from differing socioeconomic conditions. There is, however, increasing evidence that even after such differences are accounted for, race and ethnicity remain significant predictors of the quality of health care received. In Unequal Treatment, a panel of experts documents this evidence and explores how persons of color experience the health care environment. The book examines how disparities in treatment may arise in health care systems and looks at aspects of the clinical encounter that may contribute to such disparities. Patients' and providers' attitudes, expectations, and behavior are analyzed. How to intervene? Unequal Treatment offers recommendations for improvements in medical care financing, allocation of care, availability of language translation, community-based care, and other arenas. The committee highlights the potential of cross-cultural education to improve provider-patient communication and offers a detailed look at how to integrate cross-cultural learning within the health professions. The book concludes with recommendations for data collection and research initiatives. Unequal Treatment will be vitally important to health care policymakers, administrators, providers, educators, and students as well as advocates for people of color.
Author: Ramón Ribes, Pablo R. Ros
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
English is not your mother tongue? This enjoyable book offers everything you need to cope with everyday situations as a resident in English-speaking countries, at scientific meetings or just to stay up to date with medical advances. Each chapter starts with a cartoon.
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 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. 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.
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.
Author: Nina Ito, Christopher Mefford
Take Care was written to help nursing students and other health care workers communicate better in health care settings, with a focus on improving speaking and listening skills, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The aim was to provide users with the tools and specific communication strategies to build, maintain, or repair interactions that take place on the job. This book is also designed to develop the pragmatic competence necessary to get things done on the job and to understand some of the social situations required by health care workers, like expressing condolences or giving advice. The individuals most likely to benefit from the material in the book are: Nursing students enrolled in community college (e.g., pre-nursing courses or RN students who have a special class) · ESL students enrolled in specific CNA or medical assistant classes · ESL students enrolled in U.S. universities who are here to learn more about nursing or health care as profession (they may or may not already have a degree in their own countries) · Nurses or health care workers who already work in a health care setting but who are not proficient in English and so may be taking an English course sponsored by the hospital or local health system It is therefore generally assumed that students have some knowledge of common medical and health care terms, so the book does not attempt to teach medical terminology, except in the context of communicating effectively in a health care setting. The various Vocabulary sections in each unit can therefore be used as review or as a new lesson—whatever works best for your students. Instructors using this book do not need knowledge of the field of nursing or health care because the majority of material covered focuses on the language, not the industry. This book is packaged with an audio CD.
"This ten-unit course will improve spoken communication, vocabulary, grammar and report writing skills. It provides learners with an excellent working knowledge of medical terms, different medications and equipment, colloquial terms used by service users and policies and procedures used in the care environment. This book can be used in the classroom or for self study. The accompanying audio and answer key can be found online. English for Health and Social Care Workers corresponds to B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)."--Back cover.
The Challenge to Change
Author: Rebecca Kolins Givan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
There is constant pressure on hospitals to improve health care delivery and increase cost effectiveness. New initiatives are the order of the day in the dramatically different health care systems of the United States and Great Britain. Often, as we know all too well, these efforts are not successful. In The Challenge to Change, Rebecca Kolins Givan analyzes the successes and failures of efforts to improve hospitals and explains what factors make it likely that the implementation of reforms will be rewarded by positive transformation in a particular institution's day-to-day operation. Givan's in-depth qualitative case studies of both top-down initiatives and changes first suggested by staff on the front lines of care point clearly to the importance of all hospital workers in effecting change and even influencing national policy. Givan illuminates the critical role of workers, managers, and unions in enabling or constraining changes in policies and procedures and ensuring their implementation. Givan spotlights an Anglo-American model of hospital care and work organization, even while these countries retain their differences in access and payment. Entrenched professional roles, hierarchical workplace organization, and the sometimes-detached view of policymakers all shape the prospects for change in hospitals. Givan provides important examples of how the dedication and imagination of the people who work in hospitals can make all the difference when it comes to providing quality health care even in a challenging economic environment.
The only text to integrate the basics of radiology, characteristics and differences of testing modalities, and interpretation skills This unique book fills a void in radiology interpretation texts by encompassing the foundational tools and concepts of the full range of medical imaging, including radiology, the basics of interpretation of plain radiographs, comparison with other testing modalities, the rationale for which to select as the first diagnostic step, and exploration and interpretation of chest, abdomen, extremity, and spinal radiographs. A concise, easy-to-use reference, it includes written descriptions enhanced with figures, tables, and actual patient films to demonstrate concepts, and discusses—in easily accessible language--differences in testing modalities and interpretation of radiographs. The text features a step-by-step guide to interpretation. The resource describes and compares available diagnostic modalities, including plain radiograph, CT Scan, Nuclear Imaging, MRI, and Ultrasound. It discusses pediatric considerations and includes separate chapters for the chest, abdomen, upper and lower extremities, cervical spine, thoracic, and lumbar spine. The book will be an asset to nurse practitioners and Physician Assistants working in all Emergency, Urgent, Intensive, and Primary Care Settings. It will also benefit medical students and graduate students in acute care, family, adult/gerontology, and emergency nurse practitioner programs, as well as emergency/trauma clinical nurse specialists, and hospitalists and intensivist nurse practitioners. Key Features: Integrates the basics of radiology, CT Scans, Nuclear Imaging, MRIs, and Ultrasound, their characteristics and differences among testing modalities, and basic step-by-step interpretation skills Relevant to a wide range of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other mid-level providers in multiple settings Includes a step-by-step guide to the interpretation of the radiographs Delivers an easy-to-understand approach to selecting diagnostic imaging tests Presents actual images and figures to demonstrate concepts