Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional, 1st Edition



Whether you are a student preparing for a career in the health care arena or a seasoned health professional, The Elements and Style of Writing for the Allied Health Professional is the reference you have been searching for. In this text, the fundamentals of the writing process and English grammar are applied 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 professionals - and lessons relate to activities routinely performed in a health care setting. This is the first and only book to focus exclusively on the writing concerns of the health care worker. *Emphasis on grammar provides health care 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 *Clear, concise writing and explicit examples make the book easy to use

Features and Benefits

  • Only grammar and writing text geared for health professionals.
  • Provides examples of usage within a medical context.
  • Many exercises to reinforce learning.
  • Incorporates usage and familiarity with medical terminology.

Table of Contents

Section One: Grammar Overview. Chapter One: Nouns. Chapter Two: Pronouns. Chapter Three: Verbs. Chapter Four: Adjectives. Chapter Five: Adverbs. Chapter Six: Prepositions and Conjunctions. Section Two: Phrases, Clauses, Sentences and Paragraghs. Chapter Seven: Phrases and Clauses. Chapter Eight: Sentences. Chapter Nine: Punctuation. Chapter Ten: The Paragraph. Section Three: Writing Skills. Chapter Eleven: Additional Guidelines for Effective Writing. Section Four: Applications. Chapter Twelve: Medical Office Correspondence. Chapter Thirteen: Charting and Documentation. Chapter Fourteen: Introduction to Medical Reports. Chapter 15: Additional Writing Applications..

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.