Tag Archives: Spanish for medical professionals

Is knowing the laws related to language in healthcare important?

As I have mentioned, I was recently traveling around the southeast United States conducting and promoting my research in the area of medical Spanish. Though I had previously worked in the US health system with Latino patients, the opportunity to … Continue reading

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New Study (2)

As I mentioned in the last post, we are hard at work on a couple of new studies that will hopefully benefit all teachers and learners of medical Spanish. Last week, I wrote about our study geared towards assessing the … Continue reading

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Latino Health Beliefs: Influencing Factors

One thing that professionals may find surprising as they work with the Spanish-speaking Latino population is the prevalence of health-related beliefs.  By health-related beliefs, I am referring to beliefs regarding the origin of an illness or symptoms as well as … Continue reading

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Teaching culture: Pregnancy and childbirth beliefs

Going back to a previous topic of discussion in this blog –teaching the intersection of Latino culture and medicine to healthcare professionals–, in this post I would like to present one that is often forgotten: pregnancy and childbirth beliefs. This … Continue reading

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New intensive Spanish for healthcare professionals course

Since this blog is dedicated to teaching Spanish to healthcare professionals, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know about a new intensive course offered by the Universidad de Oviedo in Asturias, Spain. For more information on … Continue reading

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Cultural Self-Awareness, Part 2

In the last post, I discussed cultural awareness on behalf of the medical professional as a necessary step to better understanding the Latino culture and the impact it can have on in-clinic communication and health beliefs. I also proposed that … Continue reading

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Teaching culture: The negative side to Familismo

Last week, I described the cultural value of familismo and explained some of the positive benefits it can have in the field of health and wellness. Unfortunately, familismo does not always lead to some positive effects on health and care, … Continue reading

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