Writing for the Health Professions

(Second Edition)
Author: Karl Terryberry

Paperback: 364 pages

ISBN: 978-1-50669-733-8  

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About the Book

Writing for the Health Professions is an ideal companion for students in allied health programs, and a valuable reference guide for health professionals. The book assumes the reader has a working knowledge of basic language skills and builds on those skills with a functional approach to grammar, usage, and style for medical-related topics and issues directly related to the professional health services environment. Throughout the book every chapter includes a variety of exercises and examples to promote student engagement and learning about writing for the health professions.


About the Author

Karl Terryberry is an Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant Studies department at Daemen College. He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of South Carolina and has worked as a medical writer.


Table of Contents

Section 1: Writing Strategies
Chapter 1: The Recursive Writing Process
Chapter 2: Building the Essay
Chapter 3: Developing Precise Sentences
Chapter 4: Precise Words and Professional Style
Chapter 5: Professional Style
Chapter 6: Editing and Proofreading

Section 2: Writing for Academic Purposes
Chapter 7: Expository Writing
Chapter 8: Writing the Argument
Chapter 9: Writing to Inform: The Research Paper
Chapter 10: Writing the Thesis

Section 3: Writing for Professional Purposes
Chapter 11: Writing for Publication
Chapter 12: Documentation
Chapter 13: The Business of Writing