Learn Spanish for Harm Reduction
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2w ago
In this lesson, Elizabet Cortez from Español Sin Límite, and I discuss Harm Reduction in Spanish.  According to the National Institutes of Health, harm reduction is defined as interventions aimed to help people avoid the negative effects of drug use, namely infections and overdose.  It also allows us to meet people where they are with kindness and respect. We discuss a recent Radio Ambulante episode, Sala de Consumo, which tells the story of two organizations in Mexico that use a harm reduction strategy by providing safe tools and a supervised setting for using drugs. After the disc ..read more
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Goals of Care – Part 2
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2M ago
In a prior lesson, we practiced discussing goals of care in Spanish with a family member when a patient is in critical condition. In this lesson, we practice discussing goals of care directly with the patient and useful responses when emotions arise. This lesson is adapted from a communication guide provided by VitalTalk.org. This guide provides practical advice about how to discuss difficult topics around COVID19. Check out all of our free lessons covering Spanish for COVID19. LEVEL – UPPER INTERMEDIATE Cuando las emociones surgen When emotions arise Estoy asustada1:30 Estoy asustada ..read more
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ADHD in Spanish – Medicamentos Controlados
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2M ago
Intro0:30 In today's lesson, you will hear the final portion of the clinical encounter ADHD in Spanish, in which the doctor discusses the treatment of ADHD. The original clinical encounter for this lesson was written in English by a listener, Dr. Craig Horn, a pediatrician who serves patients with ADHD. My friend Sonja Um-Siri (an interpreter) translated the encounter into Spanish with her teacher Francisco González Yojcóm while studying at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala. We then recorded the encounter with Francisco, my teacher, Elizabeth Cortez, and Eliza’s dau ..read more
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Goals of Care – Part 1
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2M ago
In this interactive audio lesson, we discuss goals of care in Spanish when a patient is in critical condition with COVID19. After witnessing the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, we are facing the undeniable need to carry out the deep work required to change our society. As healthcare workers, one thing we can do is take the time to really understand the inequity within our healthcare system. The Clinical Problem Solvers recently recorded a discussion about the racial disparities revealed by the COVID19 pandemic. In this episode, they discuss basic structural determinants of health in ..read more
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Symptoms of COVID19 in Spanish
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2M ago
In this audio lesson, we practice discussing symptoms of COVID19 in Spanish.  We used information from the CDC to make this lesson. We start by reviewing symptoms we have covered in prior lessons. Then, we cover some new symptoms, such as loss of smell or taste. After we review the symptoms, we will practice asking questions about and discussing the symptoms of COVID19 in Spanish. Finally, we will talk about worrisome symptoms that would indicate that someone should seek medical attention. Check all our free lessons covering Spanish for COVID-19 Special thanks to: Elizabeth Cortez, my Sp ..read more
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Vital Talk on Hospitalization – Spanish for COVID19
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2M ago
In this lesson, we practice answering difficult questions when patients require hospitalization for COVID19 in Spanish (cuando el paciente necesita ingresar al hospital o la unidad de cuidados intensivos).  The questions and responses in this lesson are adapted from an invaluable communication guide provided by VitalTalk.org. Check out and share our free lessons covering Spanish for COVID 19. We cover a lot of advanced grammar in this one, so I have referenced related grammar lessons throughout these show notes. You'll also notice we use the future tense in many of the responses ..read more
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Vital Talk on Testing and Triage – Spanish for COVID19
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2M ago
In this lesson, we learn how to answer difficult questions about testing and triage for COVID19 in Spanish. The questions and responses from this lesson are adapted from VitalTalk.org. As many of you know, I am a hospitalist doc in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was supposed to be in Guatemala right now. Instead, I am on backup call for my hospital. Due to the fine leadership by our state's governor, our numbers remain relatively low and they do not need me yet. Therefore, I will use this time to make lessons that I hope will help us all communicate with our Spanish-speaking neighbors and patients ..read more
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Detección – Testing for COVID19 in Spanish
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2M ago
In today's lesson, we discuss testing for COVID19 in Spanish. We practice discussing who should be tested while supplies are limited. Finally, we practice administering a nasopharyngeal swab test in Spanish. I recorded this lesson with Elizabeth Cortez, my Spanish teacher at the San Pedro Spanish School in Guatemala over Skype. We used information from the CDC to create it. Espero que les sea útil. I also recommend that you review the lessons from our series on the flu because we can use many of the same vocabulary and phrases when talking about COVID19. LEVEL – INTERMEDIATE ¿Qui ..read more
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Cuarentena – Review – Spanish for COVID19
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2M ago
In today's lesson, we practice Spanish for talking with our patients and the community about what to do if you get ill, how to self-quarantine at home, and when to seek medical attention. This lesson is based on the Q & A: Spanish for COVID19 – Prevención y cuarentena I also recommend that you review the lessons from our series on the flu because we can use many of the same vocabulary and phrases when talking about COVID19.  In today's lesson, I will try to focus on words and phrases that are not covered in our prior lessons on the flu. LEVEL - UPPER INTERMEDIATE En la última lecci ..read more
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Prevención y cuarentena – Spanish for COVID19
Medical Spanish Podcast
by Doc Molly, Molly Martin, MD
2M ago
Buenas tardes desde Minnesota. Today's lesson is a Q&A about COVID-19. I have also made our series on the flu free to everyone because much of the vocabulary used when discussing the flu can also be used when discussing COVID-19. Last week in the hospital where I work, we did not have enough supplies to test everyone, but we were not overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases yet. However, we know that many of you are feeling overwhelmed and that things are changing quickly here as well. Therefore, I am interrupting our lessons on Spanish for ADHD to provide some free Spanish lessons covering COVID-19 ..read more
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