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cover image - Spanish and the Medical Interview,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780323371148
Publication Date: 07-06-2015
Page Count: 512
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $39.99

Spanish and the Medical Interview, 2nd Edition

by Pilar Ortega, MD


cover image - Spanish and the Medical Interview,2nd Edition
ISBN: 9780323371148
Publication Date: 07-06-2015
Page Count: 512
Imprint: Elsevier


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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 pocket-sized 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.
    • Pocket size allows for quick reference in an easily accessible format.
    • 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.
    • eBook version included! Access the entire book online or offline across all devices with the Student Consult eBook.

    Basics of Conversational Spanish

    1.1 Pronunciation

    1.2 Syntax and Grammar

    1.3 Verb Conjugation

    1.4 Addressing the Patient: versus Usted


    Setting the Stage for the Clinical Encounter

    2.1 General Greetings

    2.2 Addressing the Patient

    2.3 Provider’s Introduction

    2.4 Extended Introduction: Getting to Know the Patient

    2.5 Setting the Agenda


    History of the Present Illness

    3.1 Basic Anatomy

    3.2 Chief Complaint

    3.3 History of the Present Illness


    Past Medical History and Review of Systems

    4.1 Past Medical History of Chronic Diseases

    4.2 Past Medical History of Acute Diseases

    4.3 Past Surgical History

    4.4 Review of Systems


    Medications and Drug Effects

    5.1 Medication History

    5.2 Allergy History

    5.3 Medication Instructions

    5.4 Drug Side Effects

    5.5 Diabetes Medication


    Family History

    6.1 Naming Family Members

    6.2 Talking about Family Life and Health

    6.3 Family History


    Social and Sexual History

    7.1 Assuring the Patient of Confidentiality

    7.2 Social History

    7.3 Travel History and Special Exposures

    7.4 Substance Use History

    7.5 Sexual History

    7.6 Review of Reproductive Systems


    Mental Health and Cognition

    8.1 General Mental Health

    8.2 Spirituality and Health

    8.3 Cognitive Assessment

    8.4 Psychiatric History and Review of Systems


    Preventive Health and Nutrition

    9.1 Access to Preventive Medical Care

    9.2 Preventive Routine Screening Tests

    9.3 Adult Immunization History

    9.4 Exercise and Adult Health Safety Screening

    9.5 Diet History

    9.6 Body Mass Index, Special Diets, and Recommendations

    CHAPTER 10


    10.1 Addressing the Pediatric Patient

    10.2 Pregnancy, Delivery, and Neonatal History

    10.3 Developmental History

    10.4 Pediatric Safety

    10.5 Immunization History

    10.6 Infant Diet

    10.7 Common Pediatric Illnesses

    CHAPTER 11

    Physical Examination

    11.1 General Physical Examination

    11.2 Specialized Physical Examination

    11.3 Physical Findings

    CHAPTER 12

    Procedures and Informed Consent

    12.1 Informed Consent

    12.2 Discussing Common Procedures

    12.3 Discussing Emergent Procedures

    12.4 Advanced Directives

    CHAPTER 13

    Impression and Plan

    13.1 Physician’s Impression

    13.2 Plan of Care: Additional Testing

    13.3 Plan of Care: Treatment and Follow-up

    13.4 Discussing Test Results

    13.5 Delivering Bad News

    13.6 System-Based Summary of Impression and Plan

    13.7 Concluding the Visit

    CHAPTER 14

    Knowing your Limitations: When and How to Use a Medical Interpreter

    14.1 When to Use a Medical Interpreter

    14.2 Types of Medical Interpretation

    14.3 Working Effectively with a Medical Interpreter


    Abbreviated Spanish Medical Interview Guide

    Extended Spanish Medical Interview Guide




  • Pilar Ortega, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medical Education, Hispanic Center of Excellence in Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine; Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center; Chicago, Illinois


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