Gaby Segal Publishes Healthcare Worker's Guide for Communicating with Latino Patients

October 11, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Intermediate Medical Spanish: A Healthcare Worker's Guide for Communicating with the Latino Patient

Intermediate Medical Spanish: A Healthcare Worker's Guide for Communicating with the Latino Patient

Gabriela Segal, instructor of Modern Languages and Cultures, recently published the textbook, Intermediate Medical Spanish: A Healthcare Worker's Guide for Communicating with the Latino Patient (BrownWalker Press). Segal, who came to Arcadia in 1997, specializes in Human Rights and Human Trafficking in Latin America, Femicide in Latin America, and Border Studies.

The book is an intermediate/advanced level textbook directed toward students who are interested in learning the necessary medical terminology and cultural sensitivity to successfully care for the U.S. Spanish-speaking community in medical contexts. The textbook is divided into 13 chapters that include medical vocabulary, dialogues between medical professionals and patients, case studies, readings on health issues that affect the Latino community, readings to deepen students' cultural competence while working with Latino patients, and interactive and realistic activities to provide students the tools they need to effectively care for this population.