Reviewer: Lori A. Edwards, BSN, MPH, RN (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This pocket sized medical Spanish dictionary is a valuable tool for healthcare providers, both those who have limited Spanish language skills and those who are proficient or fluent. The pocket size is useful in any clinical setting. The pictures and outlines make this book practical and easy to use.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a handy reference for healthcare providers to translate from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English. This pocket sized book is most useful and easy to use. The book does meet the author's objectives.
Audience: The book is written for all healthcare providers. It not only includes medical terminology but it also combines Spanish language terms and tools. It would be useful for patients as well. The author is a credible authority.
Features: The book includes an overview of Spanish language basics. It then has an excellent section that includes pictures of the human body and the Spanish translation. This section is quite useful for both the health provider and the patient. The translation of medical terms and expressions by body systems is another outstanding useful aspect of this book.
Assessment: This is an excellent resource that all providers in the health care delivery system should have. The combination of medical language terms and Spanish language basics makes this book more valuable than other references that only include medical terminology. The use of the anatomical diagrams also significantly enhances the quality of this book.