Patient Education In the Department of Medicine

Educational Materials in Spanish

Tomando Control de su Salud: Una guía para el manejo de las infermedades del corazón, diabetes, asma, bronquitis, enfisema y otros problemas crónicos, 4rd Edition (Taking Control of Your Health: A guide for the self-management of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other chronic problems. By Virginia González MPH, Maria Hernández-Marin, Kate Lorig RN DrPH, David Sobel MD, Diana Laurent MPH, and Marian Minor RPT PhD. Bull Publishing, 2013.

link to publisher's site for Tomando Control de su Salud bookThis Spanish-language book was originally written to serve as the companion book to the Spanish Chronic Disease Self-Management Course, "Tomando Control de su Salud"; consequently, much of the content, including the philosophy and recommendations, is similar to that found in Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. The content and concepts have been adapted both linguistically and culturally, and some new information has been added to meet the needs of this community. Available at bookstores and from the publisher (quantity discounts available).
Bull Publishing Company     order online
PO Box 1377 • Boulder CO 80306 USA
Call toll free: 1-800-676-2855 • FAX: (303) 676-2855

Castilian Spanish and Catalan available from Programa Paciente Experto; http://www.pacienteexperto.org; info@pacienteexperto.org



Vivir una vida sana con dolor crónico (Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain. By Sandra LeFort MN PhD, Lisa Webster RN, Kate Lorig DrPH, Halsted Holman MD, David Sobel MPH MD, Diana Laurent MPH, Virginia GonzÁlez MPH, Marian Minor PT PhD; Bull Publishing, 2016.

link to publisher's site for Vivir una vida sana con dolor crónico bookThis is the Spanish translation of the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain book. It is the companion book to the Spanish Chronic Pain Self-Management Course, "ivir una vida sana con dolor crónico";. Much of the content, including the philosophy and recommendations, is similar to that found in Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. Available at bookstores and from the publisher (quantity discounts available).
Bull Publishing Company     order online
PO Box 1377 • Boulder CO 80306 USA
Call toll free: 1-800-676-2855 • FAX: (303) 676-2855


Cómo convivir con su artritis: Una guía para una vida activa y saludable (Segunda edición) (Living with Arthritis: A Guide for an Active and Healthy Life). by Virginia M González MPH, Virginia Nacif de Brey, Kate Lorig, RN DrPH and James F Fries MD. Bull Publishing Company, 2006.

link to publisher's site for Cómo convivir con su artritis bookThis Spanish-language book was orginially written to serve as the companion book to the Spanish Arthritis Self-Management Course; consequently, much of the content, including the philosophy and recommendations, is similar to that found in The Arthritis Helpbook. The content and concepts have been adapted both linguistically and culturally, and some new information has been added to meet the needs of this community. Available at book stores and from the publisher (quantity discounts available):
Bull Publishing Company     order online
PO Box 1377 • Boulder CO 80306 USA
Call toll free: 1-800-676-2855 • FAX: (303) 676-2855


La caja de herramientas para tener una vide activa con condiciones crónicas (Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions). Bull Publishing Company, 2015.

link to publisher's site for Manejando Mi Artritis multimedia toolkitA Spanish-language integrated package of print and electronic media that will help anyone with chronic conditions, using tools from a proven program. The Kit includes the basic building blocks for each individual to use in constructing a personal approach to the management of their chronic conditions through exercise, pain management, and relaxation. It encourages goal-setting, action-planning, proactive thinking and acting ahead. Each kit contains: Tomando Control de su Salud, Information Sheets briefly describing common problems and helpful solutions, Self-Test that helps individuals identify the elements and set priorities for a personal self-management plan, Action Plan description with instruction and examples for developing unique plan, Exercise Action Plan with hints and instruction on use of the other exercise and activity materials, Relaxation CD and Exercise CD. Available from Bull Publishing (quantity discounts available):
Bull Publishing Company     order online
PO Box 1377 • Boulder CO 80306 USA
Call toll free: 1-800-676-2855 • FAX: (303) 545-6354

Manejando Mi Artritis (The Arthritis Toolkit). Bull Publishing Company, 2008.

link to publisher's site for Manejando Mi Artritis multimedia toolkit An integrated package of print and electronic media that will help anyone with arthritis, using tools from a proven program. The Kit includes the basic building blocks for each individual to use in constructing a personal approach to the management of the disease through exercise, pain management, and relaxation. It encourages goal-setting, action-planning, proactive thinking and acting ahead. Each kit contains: Como convivir con su artritis, Information Sheets briefly describing common problems and helpful solutions, Self-Test that helps individuals identify the elements and set priorities for a personal self-management plan, Action Plan description with instruction and examples for developing unique plan, Exercise Action Plan with hints and instruction on use of the other exercise and activity materials, Relaxation CD and Exercise CDs. Available from Bull Publishing (quantity discounts available):
Bull Publishing Company     order online
PO Box 1377 • Boulder CO 80306 USA
Call toll free: 1-800-676-2855 • FAX: (303) 545-6354


Programas educativos para la salud: Relajación muscular progresiva y Un jardín de flores. Two 20-minute relaxation exercises with background music and the voice of Virginia Nacif de Brey. Stanford Patient Education Research Center, 1995. Cassette or CD.

link to publisher's site for Spanish relaxation tape/CDThese two Spanish language recordings offer 20-minute programs guiding listeners through progressive muscle relaxation and a calming walk through a garden of flowers. This tape is used by participants in the Programa de Manejo Personal de la Artritis (Spanish Arthritis Self-Management Program) and Tomando Control de su Salud (Spanish Chronic Disease Self-Management Program). Available from the publisher (quantity discounts available):
Bull Publishing Company     order online
PO Box 1377 • Boulder CO 80306 USA
Call toll free: 1-800-676-2855 • FAX: (303) 676-2855


Programas educativos para la salud: ¡Hagamos ejercicio! (Let's Exercise!) Exercise audio cassette tape with background music and the voice of Virginia Nacif de Brey. Stanford Patient Education Center, 1995. Cassette or CD.

Three 30-minute exercise routines of low, moderate and more vigorous intensity, with background music and the voice of Virginia Nacif de Brey. Each routine consists of a warm-up, aerobic or endurance and cool down period. This audio tape/CD is used by participants and leaders in the Programa de Manejo Personal de la Artritis (Spanish Arthritis Self-Management Program) and Tomando Control de su Salud (Spanish Chronic Disease Self-Management Program). Available from the publisher (quantity discounts available):
Bull Publishing Company     order online
PO Box 1377 • Boulder CO 80306 USA
Call toll free: 1-800-676-2855 • FAX: (303) 676-2855

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