Writing for the Health Professions / Edition 1

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Writing for the Health Professions teaches the principles of writing, writing for academic purposes and writing to help healthcare professionals in practice. Designed for those with a firm grasp of basic grammar, it leads the reader through the fundamentals of writing papers, documentation and writing research grants. This book can be used in a writing class for health care students, a reference for the student to use during their academic years or as reference for the practicing professional.

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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD (University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book covers the principles of writing for academic purposes and writing to help healthcare professionals in clinical practice settings. Readers with a firm grasp of basic grammar are guided through the fundamentals of writing papers, documentation, and writing research grants.
Purpose: The purpose is to assist allied health students to learn the principles of writing. The goal is worthwhile and these skills are needed by all students. The author met his objective.
Audience: The book is written primarily for students, but could be useful to professionals who are inexperienced writers. The author is a credible authority.
Features: The 12 chapters are grouped into three sections covering the writing process; writing for academic purposes; and writing for administrative purposes. The chapters address such topics as developing a draft of your ideas, using precise words, developing a professional style, creating essays, expository writing, and writing for publication. Helpful features include practical examples, case studies, and self-assessment inventories.
Assessment: This book should be on the suggested reading list for all students planning on writing for publication during or following their required course of study. It could also be a helpful reference for those planning on writing a thesis. The book is on par with other similar writing guides.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401841928
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Series: Math and Writing for Health Science Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 306,690
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Daemen College, Amherst, NY

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Table of Contents

Section 1: The Writing Process. Chapter 1: Phase One of the Writing Process; From Idea to Draft. Chapter 2: Phase Two of the Writing Process; Developing Precise Sentences. Chapter 3: Phase Three of the Writing Process; Using Precise Words and Developing a Professional Style. Chapter 4: Phase Four of the Writing Process: Creating Essays that Flow. Chapter 5: Phase V and VI of the Writing Process. Section 2: Writing for Academic Purposes. Chapter 6: Expository Writing. Chapter 7: Writing the Argument. Chapter 8: Research Writing. Chapter 9: Writing the Thesis. Chapter 10 Writing for Publication Section 3: Writing for Administrative Purposes Chapter 11: Documentation. Chapter 12: The Business of Writing.

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