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Spanish Culture and Conversation for Health Care
Offered by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education

RELEASED: Aug. 21, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education/UW-Extension will offer "Spanish Culture and Conversation for Health Care Professionals" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 27-Dec. 6 (no class on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22), on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

The course is designed to help health care professionals better communicate with Spanish-speaking clients. Topics covered include the following:

  • Cultural barriers encountered by health care professionals in the United States and how to overcome them.
  • Essential communication tools for situations that require working with an interpreter.
  • Basic phrases in Spanish for specific health care situations to address patient needs prior to the arrival of an interpreter.

Instructor Dale Omtvedt Gable teaches Spanish and English as a second language, as well as evening courses in Spanish for the community. She interprets frequently for Spanish speakers in local medical facilities and does Spanish/English translation for local businesses and private individuals.

The course fee is $350 per person and includes instruction, textbook and materials. For additional program information, or to request reasonable accommodations for disabilities, call 715-836-3636/toll-free 866-893-2423, use the Wisconsin Relay System (711), or email ce@uwec.edu.

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