Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Case for Bilingual Medical Professionals: Part 2

In my previous post, I wrote about various complaints and arguments that some medical professionals give regarding Spanish for healthcare courses. I explained the importance of language in healthcare and the consequences a language barrier can have on a person´s … Continue reading

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Why is Spanish for healthcare professionals important?

While working a clinic in semi-rural North Carolina, I was heard various complaints and arguments against the need for Spanish for healthcare professionals, including: Spanish, like medical terms, is Latin based. Therefore Spanish speaking patients should be able to understand … Continue reading

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Ayuda, doctor: Connecting doctors and Spanish speaking patients

Welcome to Ayuda, doctor. This blog was created as a space to reflect on the care of Spanish speaking patients in a medical setting. The central focus will be the adaptation of Spanish for healthcare professionals courses in order to … Continue reading

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