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Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional 3rd Edition

Doreen Villemaire Oberg | Lorraine Villemaire

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GRAMMAR AND WRITING SKILLS FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, 3rd Edition, comprises independent sections within three modules -- giving instructors flexibility to introduce concepts in the order that meets their needs. This product helps students combine correct grammar with medical language. The first module equips entry-level students with the guidelines and practical knowledge they will need in real-world practice. The second module contains more advanced grammar for entry-level students. The third module emphasizes the process involved in writing and grammar at the entry level. It also offers a step-by-step writing process that includes a simple approach to writing a resume and cover letter.

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.

Lorraine Villemaire,

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  • Practice exercises, Skills Review, and Comprehensive reviews in each section enable students to check their understanding of chapter concepts as they progress through the text.
  • Through hands-on applications, the book helps synthesize the many skills students have learned in writing, typing, and English grammar.
  • Summaries at the end of every section review key concepts to help reinforce what students have learned.
  • Equipping students for practice in the health care field, GRAMMAR & WRITING SKILLS FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, 3e, is packed with real life applications -- including advice about etiquette with emails and phone calls -- that complement any course in a health care program as well as serve students well throughout their careers.
  • The user-friendly organization into sections and modules makes the text easier to use and gives students and instructors the flexibility to cover sections together or independently throughout the curriculum.
  • The text's emphasis on accurate medical spelling encourages the mastery of medical language.
  • The third module includes an entire section on the writing process, emphasizing the importance of quality writing while equipping students with simple steps for writing medical reports, correspondence, emails, office meeting minutes, progress notes, charting, research, brochures, and other professional documentation.

Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional


Section 1: Noun. Noun plurals. Function of nouns. Medical Assisting Creed of the AAMA statement of beliefs. Medical office correspondence.
Section 2: Pronouns. Personal pronouns. Reflexive. Relative. Indefinite. Interrogative. Demonstrative. Pronoun-antecedent. Commonly confused pronouns. Office memorandum/memo. Email.
Section 3: Verbs. Action. Being. Main verbs and helping verbs. Linking verbs. Transitive and intransitive. Gerunds. Infinitives. Verb tense. Regular and irregular verbs. Confusing and troublesome verbs. Use of verb tense. Voices of verbs. Moods of verbs. The Medical Record/Electronic Health Record (HER)/Electronic Medical Record (EMR). The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Accreditation of Health Care Facilities. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Section 4: Adjectives. Limiting. Interrogative and proper adjectives. Predicate and compound adjectives. Descriptive adjective. Degrees of adjectives. Troublesome adjectives. Eponyms. Medical reports. Radiology. Pathology. Discharge. Operative.
Section 5: Adverbs. Adverbs as modifiers. Degrees of comparison. Irregular adverbs. Changing adjectives into adverbs. Negative adverbs. Double negatives. Placement of adverbs. Troublesome adverbs. Fax. Phone courtesy. Messages. Minutes of a meeting.
Section 6: The Sentence. Components. Independent and dependent clause. Phrases. Types of sentences. Classification of sentences. Effective sentences. Progress notes, charting.
Section 7: Punctuation. Period. Exclamation mark. Question mark. Comma. Semi-colon. Parenthesis. Dash. Hyphen. Apostrophe. Quotation marks. Medical reports. History and physical. Consultation.
Section 8: Preposition, conjunction and paragraph. Compound prepositions. Prepositional modifiers. Problematic prepositions. Coordinating conjunctions. Correlative conjunctions. Subordinating conjunctions. Paragraphs types. Structure of the paragraph. Paragraph organization. Medical writing. Manuscripts and research. APA style. Promotional writing.
Section 9: Writing process. Prewriting. Writing and rewriting. Proofreading for final draft.
Section 10: The Resume. Essentials of the resume/work-up. Contact information. Related skills. Education/awards/honors. Certification. Memberships/conferences. References. Objective. Keywords. Three types of resumes. Chronological resume. Functional resume. Hybrid/combination resume. Cover letter.
Section 11: Appendix. Spelling rules. Capitalization rules. Number use. Clichés. Titles and salutations. Use of a thesaurus. Use of the English dictionary. Use of the medical dictionary.

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