Chapter 1: Why Learn Spanish?
We Are a Bilingual Nation
Spanish Dialects Throughout the World
Chapter 2: You Are Not Trying to Become a Spanish Linguist!
Health Care Professional-Patient Communication Is What is Key
Documentation: The Key to Effective Communication
Chapter 3: Starting Up
You Are Striving to Become Conversational in Elemental Spanish
How Do Language Learners with Limited Proficiency Communicate?
Spanglish, Tex-Mex, and Derivatives Are Acceptable Modes of Interpersonal Communication
You Already Know a Lot of Spanish.
Get and Use a Good Spanish-English Dictionary
Chapter 4: The Basics
Comparative Spanish and English Linguistics and Phonetics
Basic Communicative Words and Phrases
Chapter 5: The Medical Nitty-Gritty – You Can Do This!
What Is the Patient’s Problem?
Medical and Social History Taking
The Physical Examination
Chapter 6: Focus on Rehabilitation
Special Tests and Measurements
Chapter 7: Special Considerations
Translators Are Closer Than You May Think
Abbreviations – Don’t Angst Over Them!
Driving Safely to Effective Communication with Hispanic Patients and Their Significant Others – Take the Easiest, Most Direct Route.
Appendix A: Quick Guide: Words and Phrases for Successful Health Care Provider- Hispanic Patient Communications
Appendix B: Patient Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, English and Spanish versions
Appendix C: HIPAA Privacy Statements, English and Spanish versions