Age: To ask someone’s age Spanish generally uses ¿Cuántos años tiene usted? An alternative is to ask ¿Qué edad tiene Ud?
Telephone: Spanish-speakers living in the US express their 7-digit telephone number in a variety of ways. The first number is usually given separately, and the other numbers are grouped in twos.
Time: For medical purposes it is often necessary to record a precise time. Depending on their country of origin, Spanish speakers will write the actual hour in one of the following ways.
After completing Lección 2 Parte 3 you will learn how to communicate numbers, dates, and times.
Ask for age and date of birth
Ask for phone and insurance numbers
Ask for appointment dates and times
When making appointments, it is polite to ask if a specific time is convenient. Use ¿Le conviene + a time? (Literally Is it good for you at + time?) To ask what time an event occurs use ¿A qué hora?. To answer use a +las+ time The Spanish day is divided into mañana, tarde, noche y madrugada. When the hour is specified, de must be used to translate in and at in the expressions de la manana, and so on. When there are no definite hours specified, por is used for in or at: por la manana, por la tarde, por la noche.
El Paciente Latino
Chapter 4: Communicating Effectively with the Latino patient. Risk factors and Acculturations. Conveying Health Messages successfully, (67-69).
Key elements to communicate with Latino patients
Risk factors for Latino Patients in the Acculturation
Conveying Health Messages successfully
Review the following Los Números presentation and keep in mind the following concepts.
Understand difference between numbers and adjectives
Count numbers from 1 to 1 million
Watch the following video on family members, their names and titles to continue exploring vocabulary necessary to address the family in Spanish. While watching, look for subject pronoun, verb conjugation and some equivalents of the verb “to be.”.
It is always important to meet your patient and his or her family with a formal greeting.
Try to identify the good morning, afternoon, or evening.
Mention your name and discover the person’s name.
Make eye contact, shake, hands and smile.
Pay attention to the family members and they introduce themselves.
In this section you will practice asking questions regarding a patient's age, dates of birth, number of family members, and dates.
Voice Recognition Updates
Added microphone level indicator to help identify good audio reception. When speaking, try to achieve levels above the indicator line. When not speaking, seek an enivronment where background noise is below the indicator line.
Added the ability for students audibly compare what was spoken to what is expected. Just mouse over the "You said" text to listen to a comparison.
Please contact Jeff Rouyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you run into any difficulties.
In this section, you are tasked to complete a reflective activity that connects the information discovered in this lesson with expected interactions in a healthcare and community engagement setting.
Use the Moodle discussion board associated with your group and post an individual reflection for Lección 2.3: Reflexiones in response to the following questions. Subscribe to your discussion and follow-up and reply to your fellow group members posts to highlight differing or similar experiences.
In your formal practices what are the key elements that you would communicate with your Latino patients?
After reading, what do you see as negative or positive health affects with acculturation in the latino population?