Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional

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Cengage Learning, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 342 pages
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Health professionals and students preparing to enter the health care arena will appreciate the valuable lessons found in The Elements and Style of Writing for the Allied Health Professional. The book applies the fundamentals of the writing process and English grammar to the sentence and paragraph structures used in medical reporting, charting and documentation. Emphasis is placed on proofreading medical documents--a key skill for all health care workers--and lessons relate to activities routinely performed in a health care setting.*The first text to focus exclusively on the writing needs of the health professions*Emphasis on grammar provides medical workers and students with a solid foundation to write and proofread medical documents effectively*Includes brief explanations of medical documents and reports such as SOAP notes, the History and Physical, Operative, Consultation, Radiology, Pathology Reports and Discharge Summary*Equally effective as a textbook or office reference*Clear, concise writing and explicit examples make the text easy to use(KEYWORDS: Health professionals, students, health care, writing, proofreading, medical reporting, office reference)
 

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Contents

Characteristics and Functions of Nouns
8
Medical Spelling
20
Pronouns
27
2
35
Verbs
47
Verb Tenses
53
Use of Verb Tenses in Sentences
64
Verbs Study Summary
68
The Comma
176
Parentheses
183
Skills Review
190
Structure of a Paragraph
196
Medical Spelling
216
Medical
225
The Interoffice Memorandum
237
Minutes of a Meeting
243

Adjectives
77
Placement of Adjectives
84
Troublesome Adjectives
90
Adverbs
99
Changing Adjectives into Adverbs
105
Prepositions
115
Clauses
139
Skills Review
145
Classifications of Sentences
152
Medical Spelling
168
Charting
251
Common Types of Charting
257
Medical Spelling
264
Consultation Report
271
This
291
Spelling Rules
313
Titles and Salutations
321
Use of a Thesaurus
334
47
342
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Lorraine Villemaire, B.A., M.A. Adult Basic Education Consultant Massachusetts Career Development Institute, Springfield, MA Lorraine has years of experience as an elementary, high school, English as a Second Language, adult education and college teacher. Her other areas of expertise include the development of Competency-Based Vocational Educational (CBVE) curricula on numerous topics, an administrator of vocational/occupational schools and experience in personnel work and career transitions.

Doreen Villemaire, M.Ed, RN, CMA possesses a vast range of experiences as an intravenous, PACU, ICU, and pediatric nurse. As a health administrator, she was involved in initially developing an IV department, hypermentaliation program and procedures for effective patient treatment. She integrated her nursing skills and teaching experiences from both private and public schools to teach courses in health education on the college level.

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