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Writing is an essential skill for communicating ideas and information. Writing done in an academic setting has significant differences from the communication used for business communications, personal correspondence, and even in a clinical setting. This guide provides resources for those interested in improving their formal, academic writing.
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Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words by
Call Number: Q 223 L52864 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-09
Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional by
Extremely student friendly, GRAMMAR & WRITING SKILLS FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, 3e, focuses on the fundamentals of grammar and writing to help you develop the skills to communicate clearly and effectively in real-world practice. An indispensable resource the can be used during your schooling as well as you when enter your career, the text is divided into three modules. The first focuses on basic grammar (nouns, pronouns, verbs) and the second on more advanced topics (sentences and paragraphs). The third module helps you develop writing skills for medical reports, correspondence, emails, office meeting minutes, progress notes, charting, research, and brochures. The text's unique writing process can also be used for cover letters and resumes. In addition, the text includes current information on HIPAA, the Joint Commission, American Health Management Information Association, and much more, while real-world applications at the end of every section illustrate how chapter concepts relate to your future career.
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Mastering Scientific and Medical Writing by
"If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him frst be clear in his thoughts. " Johann Wolfgang von Goethe You may ask why anyone would want to write yet another book about scientifc writing. Tere are many books on the subject, some more useful than others, and the abundance of literature on this topic may confuse rather than guide. I felt that this book was necessary for several reasons. During the past years, I have learnt much about the needs of scientifc communicators, both through my personal experience as a pharmacologist and, later, through teaching scientifc writing at universities, pharmaceutical companies, and other institutions. In today's busy world, guidance on scientifc writing must be focused and to the point. Our constraints no longer permit the ti- consuming search for the "correct" word or formulation. Moreover, the speed by which we produce a manuscript has become increasingly important, be it in academia or the pharmaceutical industry. Scientists ofen fnd it difcult to accept that their professional success essentially depends on their skill and efciency to communicate their research results. Without any doubt, the rapid exchange of pertinent information is critical to scientifc advancement and should therefore be regarded with due respect. A second, perhaps even more important reason for writing this book is my personal concern for everyone challenged to write high-quality texts in a language that is not his or her native tongue.
Publication Date: 2007-01-20
Medical Writing (Taylor, 3rd Edition) by
This book is a clear and comprehensive guide that assists readers in translating observations, ideas, and research into articles, reports, or book chapters ready for publication. For both researchers and practicing physicians, skills in medical writing are essential. Dr. Robert B. Taylor, a distinguished leader in academic medicine, uses a clear, conversational style throughout this book to emphasize the professional and personal enrichment that writing can bring. The text includes in depth instructions for writing and publishing: review articles, case reports, editorials and letters to the editor, book reviews, book chapters, reference books, research protocols, grant proposals, and research reports. This third edition is additionally fully updated to include the intricacies of medical writing and publishing today, with new coverage of: open access, pay to publish and predatory journals, peer review fraud, publication bias, parachute studies, public domain images, and phantom authors. Loaded with practical information, tips to help achieve publication, and real world examples, Medical Writing can improve skills for clinicians, educators, and researchers, whether they are new to writing or seasoned authors.
Publication Date: 2018
A Nurse's Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Your Dissertation or Capstone by
Felling overwhelmed with the mere thought of writing your dissertation or capstone project? Wondering how to begin and where to find the time? You are not alone. Earning your advanced degree is an extraordinary accomplishment, but completing those final stages can feel like a daunting task to candidates. A Nurse's Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Your Dissertation or Capstone is a straightforward how-to guide. This book is intentionally concise because, let's be honest, the last thing a busy candidate needs is another unwieldy, doorstop-sized book. Packed with practical steps and tools, this book will help you plan, document, organize, and write your dissertation or capstone. Don't go it alone; let author and fellow dissertation survivor Dr. Karen Roush help you get from square one to DONE. Book jacket.
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare by
Publication Date: 2012-07-24
Writing for Publication in Nursing and Healthcare is an invaluable guide to 'getting it right', focusing on all aspects of writing for publication. It will help the reader to develop skills in writing articles, book reviews and other forms of publications, and can also be used as an aide-m#65533;moire for editors and journal or book reviewers. It explores: How to get started How to write various forms of publication including abstracts, papers, book reviews, journal articles and books Good practice in reviewing The editorial process Ethical and legal aspects of publishing Offering guidance, tips, examples and activities, this practical how-to book written by experts in the field is essential reading for all nurses and healthcare professionals.