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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.
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