Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional, 3rd Edition
- Doreen Villemaire Oberg
- Lorraine Villemaire
- ISBN-10: 1305945425
- ISBN-13: 9781305945425
- 320 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2006, 2001
- COPYRIGHT: 2018 Published
More user friendly than ever, GRAMMAR AND WRITING SKILLS FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, 3e, is now organized into independent sections within three modules -- giving instructors complete flexibility to introduce concepts in the order that best suits their needs. The book helps students combine correct grammar with medical language as they prepare professional reports and documentation. Focusing on basic grammar, the first module equips entry-level health care students with the guidelines and practical knowledge they will need in real-world practice. Building on that foundation, the second module contains more advanced grammar for entry-level students, enabling instructors to pick and choose content for whatever course they are teaching in the curriculum. The third module emphasizes the thinking process involved in writing and grammar at the entry level. The third module's step-by-step writing process provides a simple approach to writing a resume and cover letter.
"The reorganization of the text is how the course should be presented to the student during the semester. I really liked that a real world application component was added to each chapter."
— Bonita Sasnett, EdD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Services, East Carolina University
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.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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