Higher Education

Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional, 2nd Edition

  • Lorraine Villemaire
  • Doreen Villemaire Oberg
  • ISBN-10: 140187374X  |  ISBN-13: 9781401873745
  • 320 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2001
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75
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About

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.

Additional Product Information

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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

What's New

  • Logical Organization! Grammar and medical documents chapters are combined so you can apply grammar principles to actual health care scenarios.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401873758 | ISBN-13: 9781401873752)

Includes: answers to Practice Questions, Skills Review, and Comprehensive Review Questions in the book.

Computerized Testbank  (ISBN-10: 1401873766 | ISBN-13: 9781401873769)

Includes: a database of over 500 questions and answers from which to build tests and quizzes for each chapter of the book.

Bundle: Text + Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Revised Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418046582 | ISBN-13: 9781418046583)

List Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

Succeeding in Health Care: Skills Package  (ISBN-10: 1428312633 | ISBN-13: 9781428312630)

Many skills are vital to the success to today's allied health professionals. Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning has created a package that will help any allied health student or professional learn these important skills. This package contains titles in math, grammar, and writing skills all of which are important to be successful in healthcare. Bundle Contains: Math for Health Care Professionals Math for the Health Care Professionals Quick Review Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional

List Price = $380.95  | CengageBrain Price = $380.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $286.25

Medical Terminology for Health Professions  (ISBN-10: 1401860265 | ISBN-13: 9781401860264)

A proven and unique combination of learning principles and exercises, this widely respected book continues to get better! Medical Terminology for Health Professions, Fifth Edition, simplifies the process of learning hundreds of difficult, complex medical terms. The see and say pronunciation system makes pronouncing unfamiliar terms easy. Because word parts are such an important aspect of learning medical terminology, mastery of these building blocks is emphasized throughout the book. Organized by body system, chapters begin with an overview of the structures and functions of that system so you can relate these to specialty, pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures that follow.

List Price = $130.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.75

Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Revised Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418000566 | ISBN-13: 9781418000561)

Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, 2005 Revised Edition is an invaluable resource for health care professionals with over 59,000 entries covering today's most widely used health care terms, abbreviations, medication names, and biographies of medical pioneers. Unlike unwieldy medical encyclopedias, Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, 2005 Revised Edition is compact, portable, and affordable, making it perfect for everyone from allied health students and medical professionals to consumers without a medical background who want a desktop reference without investing a lot of money.

List Price = $24.95  | CengageBrain Price = $24.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.50

Student Supplements

Bundle: Text + Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Revised Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418046582 | ISBN-13: 9781418046583)

List Price = $148.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75

Succeeding in Health Care: Skills Package  (ISBN-10: 1428312633 | ISBN-13: 9781428312630)

Many skills are vital to the success to today's allied health professionals. Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning has created a package that will help any allied health student or professional learn these important skills. This package contains titles in math, grammar, and writing skills all of which are important to be successful in healthcare. Bundle Contains: Math for Health Care Professionals Math for the Health Care Professionals Quick Review Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional

List Price = $380.95  | CengageBrain Price = $380.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $286.25

Medical Terminology for Health Professions  (ISBN-10: 1401860265 | ISBN-13: 9781401860264)

A proven and unique combination of learning principles and exercises, this widely respected book continues to get better! Medical Terminology for Health Professions, Fifth Edition, simplifies the process of learning hundreds of difficult, complex medical terms. The see and say pronunciation system makes pronouncing unfamiliar terms easy. Because word parts are such an important aspect of learning medical terminology, mastery of these building blocks is emphasized throughout the book. Organized by body system, chapters begin with an overview of the structures and functions of that system so you can relate these to specialty, pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures that follow.

List Price = $130.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.75

Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, Revised Edition  (ISBN-10: 1418000566 | ISBN-13: 9781418000561)

Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, 2005 Revised Edition is an invaluable resource for health care professionals with over 59,000 entries covering today's most widely used health care terms, abbreviations, medication names, and biographies of medical pioneers. Unlike unwieldy medical encyclopedias, Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary, 2005 Revised Edition is compact, portable, and affordable, making it perfect for everyone from allied health students and medical professionals to consumers without a medical background who want a desktop reference without investing a lot of money.

List Price = $24.95  | CengageBrain Price = $24.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.50

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.