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Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional 2nd Edition

Lorraine Villemaire, Doreen Villemaire Oberg

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2001
  • 320 Pages

Overview

The rules and standards of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) make it more important than ever that health professionals be clear in their written communications. Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional, 2e applies the fundamentals of English grammar and the writing process to sentence and paragraph structures used in medical reporting, charting and documentation. This book focuses exclusively on the writing concerns of the health care worker and is perfect for you to use in class and as a reference.

Lorraine Villemaire,

Doreen Villemaire Oberg,

Doreen Villemaire Oberg, M.Ed, RN, CMA, has enjoyed a vast array of experiences during her career as nurse, teacher, and administrator. As a nurse she has worked in intravenous therapy, PACU, ICU, and pediatric nursing. As a teacher she has taught courses for practitioners ranging from administrative personnel through the clinical sciences to medical assistants and health professionals at the college level. As an administrator she brought her medical and educational knowledge together as chairperson of a growing medical assistant program in New England, where she was involved in the development, evolution, and opening of several medical assisting programs. Now she is semi-retired and lives in Florida.
  • Logical Organization! Grammar and medical documents chapters are combined so you can apply grammar principles to actual health care scenarios.
  • Comprehensive Reviews at end of each chapter help synthesize the skills you have learned.
  • Medical spelling and abbreviation translation exercises encourage the mastery of medical language.
  • Writing Process chapter in the beginning of the book emphasizes the importance of quality writing. Practice exercises and �Skills Review� in each chapter enable you to check your understanding of chapter concepts.
  • Practice Exercises and Skills Review in each chapter enable you to check your understanding of chapter concepts.
1. Guidelines for Effective Writing
2. Nouns (Medical Letter)
3. Pronouns (Memo and Electronic Mail)
4. Verbs (Medical Records)
5. Sentences (Charting and Documenting)
6. Punctuation (medical reports: History and Physical)
7. Adjectives Medical Reorts: Radiology, Pathology, Discharge Summary, Operative)
8. Adverbs (Phone Messages, Facsimile, Minutes of a Meeting)
9. Prepositions and Conjunctions (Research, Manuscript, Grant)
10. Clauses, Phrases Promotional Wriging
11. Paragraphs

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  • ISBN-10: 1133480047
  • ISBN-13: 9781133480044
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  • ISBN-10: 140187374X
  • ISBN-13: 9781401873745
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $112.75
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Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Essentials of Medical Terminology

ISBN: 9781401890193
No prior exposure to medical terms? No problem! Designed for short medical terminology courses, this essentials-level learning resource uses simple language you can understand. Organized by body system, early chapters help you learn the foundation of medical word building with a basic analysis of medical terms, common anatomical roots, suffixes, and prefixes. Body system chapters present anatomy and physiology, terminology, common diseases, pronunciation, and abbreviations. Have fun while learning by taking quizzes, playing interactive games, and watching animations on the StudyWARE CD-ROM!

Electronic Classroom Manager

ISBN: 9781401890209
This powerful electronic resource is an essential classroom tool. Free to adopters of the book, this thorough instructor resource provides everything you need to prepare for, teach, and test medical terminology content.

FOR STUDENTS

Essentials of Medical Terminology

ISBN: 9781401890193
No prior exposure to medical terms? No problem! Designed for short medical terminology courses, this essentials-level learning resource uses simple language you can understand. Organized by body system, early chapters help you learn the foundation of medical word building with a basic analysis of medical terms, common anatomical roots, suffixes, and prefixes. Body system chapters present anatomy and physiology, terminology, common diseases, pronunciation, and abbreviations. Have fun while learning by taking quizzes, playing interactive games, and watching animations on the StudyWARE CD-ROM!