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English for Health Sciences, 1st Edition
AUTHORS: Johannsen/Milner/O'Brien/Sanchez/Williams - ©2007
Health Science majors will immediately be motivated by the opportunity to prepare for their future careers by practicing their English language skills in the following job-related scenarios.
Putting a patient at ease with small talk, taking a medical history, asking open-ended questions, presenting a case, and explaining medical tests and procedures to a patient
Treating a patient
Giving advice, explaining a case to a relative, explaining causes and treatments, giving discharge instructions, and calming people down
Dealing with critical patients
Describing and identifying causes of pain, recognizing and adopting supportive intonation, presenting a case in lay as well as medical terms, and breaking bad news
Assisting in rehabilitation and long-term care
Examining a non-verbal patient, communicating with the next of kin, explaining test results to patient and relatives, explaining the conditions of long-term care, and giving instructions for physical therapy
Referring a patient
Calling in a specialist, referring a patient to another doctor for tests and/or treatment, and giving post-operative advice
Master the art of time management with this 12-month daily planner designed specifically for college students. The planner also includes tips for procrastination, stress management, and career planning, a state map, periodic table, math conversion cheat sheet, and a reference to commonly confused words.