The Truth

The Truth

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This handy reference gives health professionals the basic tools needed to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Vocabulary lists and sample dialogs address situations commonly encountered in hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, or outpatient and community centers. It familiarizes readers with common words and phrases through consistent repetition and demonstrates how they are used in conversation. Questions that can be answered with a "yes" or "no" response are emphasized, designed to facilitate communication in emergency situations where rapid responses are needed. Pronunciations are provided both in the text and on an accompanying CD-ROM.

Includes the words and phrases most commonly used by health professionals to eliminate the time-consuming process of looking up words in the dictionary. Specific questions that elicit yes or no answers assist health care providers with quickly obtaining essential information from patients. Sample dialogs cover common situations in the health care setting. Basic vocabulary such as numbers, colors, days of the weeks, and members of the family is included to facilitate conversations with Spanish-speaking patients. Vocabulary tables highlight basic vocabulary within the text for quick reference. Phrase and Sentence Index includes an alphabetical listing of all phrases and sentences used in chapter dialogs. An alphabetical Word Index allows easy access to specific words. Information on Hispanic culture and popular health beliefs helps readers provide culturally appropriate care. Pronunciations are provided for all sample dialogs and vocabulary so readers can speak with confidence.

Three important new chapters have been added: Consent to Procedures/Surgery (Chapter 7); Discharging a Patient (Chapter 8); and Home Health/Hospice Care (Chapter 11). Organized according to health care settings such as the pediatrician's office, the emergency room, the cardiologist, and the home setting to make relevant phrases easy to locate. A CD-ROM containing audio recordings of sample dialogs is included with the book to reinforce correct pronunciations and train professionals to understand spoken Spanish. A bright, two-color design highlights headings and key features to make the book more visually appealing and useful.
Publisher: London ; Toronto : Doubleday, 2000
ISBN: 9780385601023
Branch Call Number: FIC Pratc 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 319 p. --


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Jun 07, 2019

This is to fantasy what The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy is to science fiction and what Monty Python is to just about everything. Every single convention of the fantasy genre (and the folklore on which it is based) is hilariously skewered (except dragons and unicorns; there don't seem to be any of those). It is also a keen political and social satire, and while we're at it, a send-up of the whodunit genre. (There is even an occasional serious moment thrown in just for the fun of it.) Great stuff! I'm going to read some of the others in the series -- they don't have to be read in any particular order.

IndyPL_SteveB Nov 19, 2018

When you want – NEED—something funny, but you demand intelligence, wit, satire, and a bit of seriousness mixed in, you are asking for Terry Pratchett… and you’re asking for *The Truth.*

The more-or-less benevolent dictator of Ank-Morpork, Lord Vetinari, has never much liked the idea of a free press, the truth being so inconvenient to the tight running of a city. So there is no newspaper in his city. William de Worde has been scratching out a living by reporting news items to a handful of political leaders around the area. To make sure each leader gets the same news, he has a printer do a wood cut of his news and print off several sheets for mailing.

When some dwarves show William how to do this all faster and cheaper with moveable type – and to easily print extra copies to sell on the street – his life changes overnight. At the same time, some political thugs hatch a plot to kidnap Lord Vetinari and blame him for crimes. William takes on the dangerous job of reporting the Truth. The story also includes a romance, dangerous sausages, a multiple-personality newspaper hawker, and a talking dog, so all of your humor needs are covered in one novel! A great book for our times, where the freedom of the press is daily threatened by politicians. And it is laugh-aloud funny.

Nov 27, 2017

One of my favs, not sure if I got the whole text I downloaded the 2nd copy of this from the catalogue but it cheered up my surgery recovery very much, a wry, funny read about real journalism whatever that may be in these strange times...

forbesrachel Aug 02, 2017

Appropriate for the times. Pratchett brings his usual wit and insight to the topics of journalism, politics, and the truth, as Ankh-Morpork heads towards its next century. Mafia movies are also part of this satirical stew. All-in-all, another great Discworld novel.

Amandatoryrant Jun 02, 2011

another laugh out loud, rollicking good time from Terry Pratchett. A view of journalism at its very finest.


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Nov 23, 2009

A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

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