Bienvenidos a VIDA SANA! This ultra innovative course is designed to help you build your superhero Spanish-language skills for the health profession of your choice. Do you want to develop Spanish skills for a nursing, dentist, midwife, psychologist, social work, health coach, community health advocate, doctor, radiologist, physical therapy or other health career? With this resource you will be able to build skills in your specific field by leveraging artificial intelligence! Using effective prompting techniques, you will be able to choose your own adventure.  It is recommended you have completed at minimum two  semesters of beginner Spanish to benefit from this course. ¡Adelante!

In this chapter you will learn how to use this ultra innovative textbook!

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In this chapter we explore some health professions, and talk about statistics regarding Hispanics in the field.

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In this chapter we explore ways to have positive interactions with Spanish speaking patients, and talk about overcoming language barriers. 

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In this chapter we explore parts of the body, and talk about the importance of understanding coloquial language and euphemisms.

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In this chapter we explore illnesses and medical conditions, and talk about folkloric illnesses and curanderos. 

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In this chapter we explore medications and prescriptions, and talk about home remedies.

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In this chapter we explore the topic of  medical tests and diagnostic exams, and talk about modesty and taboos.

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In this chapter we explore medical treatments and procedures, and talk about the role of Hispanic families in medical decisions. 

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In this chapter we explore health emergencies and first aid, and we talk about “confianza” and “personalismo,” which highlight the importance of creating a bond with Hispanic patients for better outcomes.

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In this chapter we explore mental health, and talk about mental health stigma in Hispanic communities.

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In this chapter we explore the unique health needs of pregnant women, and talk about traditional gender roles in Hispanic communities

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In this chapter we explore the unique health needs of the elderly, and talk about the role of “abuelitos” in Hispanic communities. 

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In this chapter we explore the importance of promoting health in the community, and talk about Hispanic diets and nutrition.

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  • Proyecto 1 –  ¿Quieres ser … ? – In this project

    students create a 2-5 minute video to recruit health professionals to the field of their choice. 

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