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Spanish for Healthcare

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
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CE: 2 hours
Rated 4.6 out of 5.0 based on 12759 reviews

Course Summary

Communicating with patients and families in their native language in a health setting is important for the delivery of safe and appropriate health care. Increasingly, health organizations provide resources for non-English speaking patients and their families. These resources are discussed, including use of common words or phrases, a telephone interpretation service, a medical interpreter on site, and family members. All of these resources are helpful for non-English speaking individuals needing to explain health symptoms or to understand a medical condition and treatment.

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Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Spanish-Speaking Population In the United States
  3. Language And Healthcare
  4. Utilizing Interpreters For Spanish-Speaking People
    1. Medical Understanding
    2. Lack of Impartiality
    3. Impropriety or Discomfort With Personal Issues
    4. Stress On Relationships
  5. Commonly Used Spanish Words Or Phrases
  6. Summary


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