Category Archives: Teaching Spanish

Teaching about Respeto in a Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Course

In last week´s post, I discussed the cultural value respeto and the role it plays in pediatrics, mental health, doctor-patient communication and patient compliance. This week I would like to focus first on how to interact adequately with a Latino … Continue reading

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Presenting machismo and marianismo in the classroom. A brief overview

Now that I have presented an idea of what both marianismo and machismo are (or are not) as well as the impact they can have on health and well-being, I would like to offer some possible ways to introduce these … Continue reading

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Teaching Culture: The Effect of Machismo on Health and Well-being

In the last post, I discussed some characteristics (positive and negative) of machismo. However, it is not enough to only explain the culture of machismo to students in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals courses. It is also very important to demonstrate … Continue reading

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