Nursing students Graziella Dominado and Claudia Woznichak discuss the CANOPY Medical Spanish program with Dr. Kim Larson, associate professor at ECU’s College of Nursing. (Photos by Cliff Hollis)

IMPROVING PATIENT COMMUNICATION

Online medical Spanish program coming to ECU

East Carolina University students interested in careers in health care will soon have a new tool to help them better communicate with Spanish-speaking patients, a rapidly increasing segment of the state’s population.

Leadership of ECU’s Division of Health Sciences recently granted approval for an online medical Spanish program to be offered to students enrolled at the university.

The online course – hosted by Canopy, which is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health – teaches specialized medical concepts and terminology from a wide variety of common clinical scenarios to help medical students and professionals provide better care to Spanish-speaking patients.

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Originally published April 4, 2018. Written by Rob Spahr. Photos by Cliff Hollis.

 

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