Medical Spanish for Nurses

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Medical Spanish for Nurses

SKU# 9780826132949

A Self-Teaching Guide

Author: Soledad Traverso PhD, Laurie Urraro PhD, Patty McMahon PhD, CRNP

$55.00

Description 

Learn to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients

Designed for those with no previous experience speaking Spanish, this guide provides nurses, medical professionals, and students with the tools to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Online audio is available to provide correct pronunciation and prepare learners for a wide array of medical situations. Using a step-by-step approach with plenty of examples, the text will enable readers to quickly develop their Spanish knowledge. Question and response scenarios, vocabulary quizzes, anatomy identification, summary exercises, and dialogue reinforce and expedite learning.

Chapters provide appropriate Spanish vocabulary, terminology, and expressions commonly used in health care interactions, as well as likely patient responses, to prepare readers for conversational Spanish. Key sections enable readers to speak with confidence while taking a patient’s history, assessing pain, conducting a physical assessment, and talking about nutrition and pediatric and adult illnesses. Tips on cultural competence are featured throughout, culminating in a comprehensive chapter on transcultural nursing and the impact of culture, belief systems, and social norms on health care delivery to diverse Spanish-speaking populations.

Key Features:

  • Requires no previous knowledge of Spanish
  • Focuses on Spanish words and phrases needed in common health care interactions with patients
  • Includes multiple interactive print and audio exercises to enhance learning
  • Gives print and audio examples of common patient responses
  • Includes examples of common conversations between health care professionals and patients
  • Provides scripted dialogues for conducting a complete history and physical exam, performing gynecological exams, and teaching scenarios for fetal development, pregnancy, breast exams, testicular exams, and contraception

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 28, 2016
  • Page Count 336
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826132949

About The Author(s) 

Soledad Traverso, PhD, is a Professor of Spanish, at Penn State Behrend located in Erie, PA, where she has taught since 1996. She is also the Program Chair for foreign languages. Dr. Traverso instructs students at all levels, from introductory to advanced courses. A native of Chile, she also has written extensively about South American literature. She has published books and articles about authors from her home country. In 2013, Dr. Traverso and Laurie Urraro co-taught a medical Spanish continuing education course for health care providers at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa, which became the foundation for this work. Due to her commitment to provide health care professionals in the Erie community with the ability to speak medical Spanish and the tremendous success of this course, Dr. Traverso received the Distinguished Award for Excellence in Outreach by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at Penn State Behrend. Dr. Soledad Traverso and Dr. Patty Pasky McMahon teach Conversational Spanish for Future Health Care Providers at Penn State Behrend’s Nursing program which has become a highly sought after course among the students.

Laurie Urraro, PhD is a full-time lecturer of Spanish at Penn State Behrend, Erie, PA. Her areas of study include contemporary female-authored Spanish drama, specifically through the lens of sex and sexuality, as well as feminist and LGBTQ issues in contemporary Spanish drama. Current projects include a co-authored bilingual children's book about a trans individual, and a bilingual collection and analysis of contemporary female-authored Spanish plays.

Patty Pasky McMahon, PhD, CRNP, has been in active practice as a family nurse practitioner for over 30 years and has experience in rural health, occupational medicine, women’s health, primary care, and college health. She is the Director of the Health and Wellness Center at Penn State Behrend as well as a Professor at Gannon University. Dr. McMahon wrote the curriculum for the family nurse practitioner program at Gannon and teaches in this program as well as the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. She teaches Conversational Spanish for Future Health Care Providers at Penn State Behrend College’s Nursing program with Soledad Traverso, PhD. She holds multiple professional licenses and certifications. Dr. McMahon has been awarded several government grants and received multiple honors and awards. She has been a primary reviewer of a forensic textbook and has authored several articles. Dr. McMahon has been an invited presenter at many national and regional professional conferences.