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  • James

    May 26, 2008 at 12:01 am

    That was funny! I employ the reverse strategy. We get lots of Spanish speaking patients. I know enough spanish to understand them pretty well and to speak in very basic conversational language. But, usually, I pretend not to understand any. Their english is usally much better than my spanish anyway and we’re all much happier.

  • Sharon

    May 26, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    I love the Language Line. No problemos! I can fill the gap with my broken Spanish but that’s about it. No more 12-year-old boys translating for women with gynecologic or obstetric problems! Yahoo!

  • Shane

    May 27, 2008 at 7:59 am

    Yet another reason why I’m not a nurse. I totally would have messed with them and started telling them things that were obviously wrong to see how long they’d keep it up 😀

  • therapydoc

    May 27, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    But that’s a great quality, giving others the benefit of the doubt.

  • therapydoc

    May 29, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Wasn’t it a doctor named Boris who said, Trust no vun?

  • NPs Save Lives
    NPs Save Lives

    May 30, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Oh too funny! I had to have a Spanish women’s husband translate “doggy style” the other day. I understand more Spanish than I speak and I am working on it daily. They are a nice couple and the husband speaks English pretty well and enough to help me get the answers I needed. I do attempt to converse in their language though I do mangle it more often than not. Most just smile and try to help. I think your handling of the manner was just great The Nurse Practitioner’s Place

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