Greetings from Portugal

  1. Hello people! I am from Portugal, and i am new around here. I hope to find some interestening chats, issues and many other things! And now for all the portuguese nurses: olá malta de todo o mundo da língua portuguesa! um abraço, e vemo-nos por ai...or in english, we will see us around!!!:spin:
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome!!!

    Remember this is an English Only site according the Terms of Service.

    I hope you enjoy the website!!
  4. by   EricJRN
    Welcome, Huguito!
  5. by   maxrn
    Hi Huguito
    I am a Canadian nurse that works in the Detroit, Michigan area. I am trying very hard to learn to speak Spanish since we get a lot of Hispanic patients on our unit. It is going very slow. I just found out recently that instead of saying "Hello my name is Kim and I will be your nurse today"... I have been saying "Hello my name is Kim and I am sick"......So, if you have any tips on how to learn to speak Spanish please pass them my way!
  6. by   EricJRN
    Quote from maxrn
    Hi Huguito
    I am a Canadian nurse that works in the Detroit, Michigan area. I am trying very hard to learn to speak Spanish since we get a lot of Hispanic patients on our unit. It is going very slow. I just found out recently that instead of saying "Hello my name is Kim and I will be your nurse today"... I have been saying "Hello my name is Kim and I am sick"......So, if you have any tips on how to learn to speak Spanish please pass them my way!
    Keep in mind that the official language of Portugal is Portuguese. Portuguese is similar to Spanish though and it is spoken in areas like Brazil and Portugal that border Spanish-speaking countries, so there will be some people who speak both.

    Good luck in your quest to acquire new language skills! Is there anyone on your unit that you can practice with?

    EricNurse (not EricSick)
  7. by   maxrn
    OH heck... you are correct.... I guess I am an "ignorant Canadian"..... sorry!
    Unfortunately, not one person on my unit can speak Spanish so it makes it very hard to practice! I have to depend on my "English/Spanish" speaking patients to give me some tips.
    Thanks again Eric "NURSE"....
    regards from kim
  8. by   huguito
    Hello you fine people! Sorry for my late response, but here i am now, right? So , just like ericnurse said (are you spanish/espanhol?), there are some similarity betwen our languages, but only that... we (portuguese and spanish) have the same peace of land in Europe witch is Península Ibérica, but we are very diferent as nations (in culture, etc,) Unfortanelly i can not help you because i don`t speak spanish), but if you want some tips of portuguese, than i can be useful. Best regards! :trout:
  9. by   huguito
    just one more thing: sorry for some gramatical errors for instance unfortanelly (oh my god...)
  10. by   maxrn
    huguito
    once again "my bad"! I would love to hear stories about Portugal and your culture! Maybe we can start a new thread to tell stories about nursing in our own lands! For instance, in Canada we have "free" healthcare but the waiting lists to have procedures done are horrendous. People die on waiting lists before they can have the procedures that they need done!
    Once again, regards from Canada!:Snow:
  11. by   nurseangel47
    Huguito!
  12. by   huguito
    hi people! maxrn, that is the exact thing which is happening in portugal. the portuguese governement is trying to destroy, decimate the national health system (sns), launching the idea that there are to many people/staff working in the portuguese sns. so to them is imperious to cut overhead. so if there are no peolple (nurse, physician, etc) to work (because they were sent away by those iluminated people - portuguese governememt), the waiting lists will increase... i think that, behind this policy are big interests - outsourcing for instance (do you now what i mean!?) as always, the poor people are suffering because of these corrupt governors.
    stay well!
  13. by   maxrn
    huguito
    Yes, our government, too, is "all about" cutting costs! Americans complain about how expensive their healthcare is but at least they HAVE CHOICES. They can "choose" which doctor they want and then have the procedure completed IN A TIMELY MANNER.
    My aunt died of cancer after waiting over 6 mos to have a CT scan done. There is a HUGE shortage of doctors where I live. In fact, they have had to close the ER at times because they do not have a doctor to staff it! Something HAS to be done though I am not sure WHAT!?
    Maxrn
  14. by   huguito

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