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ERIC Number: ED348881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Models and Language Materials in Spanish for the Education of Health Care Providers.
Lee, Teresa Gonzalez
Two programs at the University of California, San Diego, (UCSD) in Spanish and Cultural Sensitivity are reported, one at the UCSD Medical Center and the other at the School of Medicine. These programs illustrate the power of culturally sensitive medical care versus a medical practice with non cross-cultural awareness that could result in patient non-compliance and hopelessness. The two programs, one undergraduate and one graduate level, were founded in 1979 and 1984, respectively. The approaches at each are similar: to bridge the linguistic and cultural differences existing between the predominant culture and the Latino patients. Objectives, concepts, skills, and methodologies are outlined, including the goal for oral proficiency in medical Spanish. Each program includes a cultural immersion component. It is concluded that with the changing American demography, Medical Spanish is one of the Languages for Specific Purposes that is in great need. Contains 13 references. (LB)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Cultural Awareness, Graduate Medical Education, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Immersion Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Proficiency, Languages for Special Purposes, Medical Care Evaluation, Medical Case Histories, Medical Services, Multicultural Education, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Hospitals
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of California San Diego
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions (11th, Ypsilanti, MI, March 25-28, 1992).