Tag Archives: Spanish for healthcare

Literature Analysis on Dialect Variants at the CSIC

Today I am writing from Madrid where I am in the midst of my second research stay of the year, this time with the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). The CSIC is the largest research center in Spain and … Continue reading

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New Study

First, I would like to apologize for not posting last week.  At the moment, we are hard at work on a couple of new studies that will hopefully benefit all teachers and learners of medical Spanish. In this post and … Continue reading

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Teaching Culture: Familismo

This week I am returning to the theme of teaching Latino culture to medical professionals with a  discussion of the value of familismo. According to Ayón et al (2010),  Familismo, a Latino cultural value, refers to the importance of strong … Continue reading

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Respeto in the Healthcare Setting

In the last post, I presented general information on the cultural value of respeto. This week, I will present a closer look at how respeto can impact advice given during pediatric appointments and medical interview with adults in regards to … Continue reading

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An Introduction to a Cultural Value, Respeto (Respect)

This week I am going to continue the discussion of Latino culture by presenting the cultural value of respeto. Before beginning, I would like to remind you that not all Latinos hold the cultural value of respeto and that the … 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: Marianismo (Part 2)

Given the description of marianismo in the last post, I am sure you can imagine some of the health repercussions that come from upholding this belief. Evelyn Stevens (1973) states regarding marianismo that “no self-denial is too great for the … Continue reading

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