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GAIL L. BONGIOVANNI, MD
With no prior knowledge of Spanish, and this book at your fingertips, you can confidently conduct patient medical history interviews, perform physical examinations, and give medical instructions to Spanish-speaking patients.
Carefully constructed to elicit one-word, "yes or no" answers, Medical Spanish empowers you to obtain, and give, the information you need, without struggling to understand an unfamiliar language or risking errors due to miscommunication.
Now in its fourth edition, this valuable resource helps you simplify the process of communication with the following features:
• Easy-to-use "Yes" or "No" question and answer format
• Clear pronunciation, grammar, and spelling guidance
• NEW chapter on physical and sexual abuse and rape
• Expanded coverage of patient privacy, informed consent, and HIPPA confidentiality
• Expanded and updated coverage of breast feeding, birth control, and HIV
• Common terms and verbs
THIS GUIDE GIVES YOU QUESTIONS and FULL VOCABULARIES FOR TALKING WITH PATIENTS ABOUT:
Complete Medical History • Full Physical Examination • Social and Occupational Information • Insurance and Economic Information • Urinary Tract • Endocrine System • Hematologic System • Musculoskeletal System • Nervous System • Gastrointestinal System • Convulsions and Headaches • Laboratory Examination • AIDS and HIV • Prescription Instructions • Past Use of Medicines • Common Side Effects • Storage of Medicine • Instructions for the Diabetic • Pregnancy and Delivery History • Birth • Contraception of All Types • Physical and Sexual Abuse and Rape • Poisoning and Intoxicants • Geriatric Evaluation • Psychiatric Evaluation • High-Tech Tests • And Much More
"The most useful medical Spanish book ever written ... It's a gift from heaven."
—Online reader review of the prior edition