Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional

ISBN-10: 140187374X
ISBN-13: 9781401873745
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $148.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The rules and standards of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) make it more important than ever that health professionals be clear in their written communications. Grammar and Writing Skills for the Health Professional, 2e applies the fundamentals of English grammar and the writing process to sentence and paragraph structures used in medical reporting, charting and documentation. This book focuses exclusively on the writing concerns of the health care worker and is perfect for you to use in class and as a reference.

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, B.A., M.A. Adult Basic Education Consultant � Massachusetts Career Development Institute, Springfield, MA Lorraine has years of experience as an elementary, high school, English as a Second Language, adult education and college teacher. Her other areas of expertise include the development of Competency-Based Vocational Educational (CBVE) curricula on numerous topics, an administrator of vocational/occupational schools and experience in personnel work and career transitions.

Guidelines for Effective Writing Skills
Objectives
The Writing Process
Prewriting
Writing
Rewriting
Finalizing
Proofreading
Writing Style
Computer Writing
Medical Spelling
Guidelines for Effective Writing Summary
Skills Review
Comprehensive Review
Nouns
Objectives
Types of Nouns
Proper and Common Nouns
Collective Nouns
Concrete Nouns
Abstract Nouns
Characteristics and Functions of Nouns
Gender
Number
Forming Plurals in General
Forming the Plurals of Medical Terms
Functions of Nouns
Nominative Case: Subject
Nominative Case: Predicate Noun
Objective Case
Possessive Case
Appositives and Direct Address
Nouns Functioning as Phrases or Clauses
Nouns Summary
Medical Spelling
Medical Office Correspondence
The Medical Letter
Letter Components
Heading
Inside Address
Salutation
Body
Closing and Signature
Other Notations
Formats and Presentation of Letters
Folding the Letter
Business Envelope (91/2 by 43/16 inches)
Use the Envelope to Get the Folds Right
Smaller Envelopes
Envelopes with Windows
Addressing the Envelope
Medical Office Correspondence Summary
Medical Letter Format
Comprehensive Review
Pronouns
Objectives
Types of Pronouns
Personal Pronouns
Gender
Number and Person
Nominative Case
Objective Case
Possessive Case
Reflexive Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Indefinite Pronouns
Interrogative Pronouns
Demonstrative Pronouns
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Number
Gender
Person
Pronoun Summary
Medical Spelling
The Office Memorandum
Structure of a Memo
Writing the Memo
Electronic Mail
E-Mail Guidelines
Office Memorandum and Electronic Mail Summary
Comprehensive Review
Verbs
Objectives
Types of Verbs
Action Verbs
Being Verbs
Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
Common Helping Verbs
Linking Verbs
Common Linking Verbs
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Gerunds
Infinitives
Person of a Verb
Number of a Verb
Verb Tenses
Present Tense
Past Tense
Future Tense
Principal Parts of Verbs
Regular Verbs
Irregular Verbs
Confusing and Troublesome Verbs
Lie and Lay
Rise and Raise
May and Can
Use of Verb Tenses in Sentences
Voices of Verbs
Active and Passive Verbs
Identifying the Passive Voice
Moods of Verbs
Verbs Summary
Verb tenses
Principal parts of speech
Regular
Irregular
Voices of verbs
Moods of verbs
Medical Spelling
The Medical Record
The Language of the Medical Record
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Comprehensive Review
Sentences
Objectives
Components of Sentences
Sentence Structure
Simple Sentences
Compound Sentences
Complex Sentences
Compound-Complex Sentences
Classifications of Sentences
Declarative Sentences
Imperative Sentences
Interrogative Sentences
Exclamatory Sentences
Ineffective Sentences
The Fragmented Sentence
The Comma Splice
The Run-on sentence
Effective Sentences
Parallel Structure
Conciseness
Diction
Positive Statements
Sentence Summary
Classifications of Sentences
Medical Spelling
Charting and Documenting
Traditional or Narrative Charting
SOAP
SOAPE
SOAPIE
SOAPIER
PIE
Charting and Documenting Summary
Comprehensive Review
Punctuation
Objectives
Punctuation
The Period
Other Uses for the Period
The Question Mark
The Exclamation Point
The Comma
The Semicolon
The Colon
Parentheses
The Dash
The Hyphen
The Apostrophe
Italics
Quotation Marks
Punctuation Summary
Medical Spelling
History and Physical Reports
Consultation Report
Medical Reports Summary
Skills Review
Comprehensive Review
Adjectives
Objectives
Types of Adjectives
Limiting Adjectives
A and AN
Singular and Plural
Interrogative and Proper Adjectives
Predicate and Compound Adjectives
Descriptive Adjectives
Placement of Adjectives
Modifiers and Placement
Degrees of Adjectives to Express Comparison
Positive
Comparative
Superlative
Other Comparisons
Troublesome Adjectives
Eponyms
Adjectives Summary
Degrees of Comparison Summary
Medical Spelling
Radiology Report
Pathology Report
Discharge Summary
Operative Report
Medical Reports Summary
Comprehensive Review
Adverbs
Objectives
Recognizing Adverbs
Adverbs as Modifiers
Frequency Adverbs
Degrees of Adverbs to Express Comparison
Positive
Comparative
Superlative
Other Comparisons
Changing Adjectives into Adverbs
Negative Adverbs
Not as a Contraction
Double Negatives
Placement of Adverbs
Troublesome Adverbs
Adverbs Summary
Medical Spelling
Facsimile
Phone Messages
Minutes of a Meeting
Facsimile, Phone Message, and Minutes of a Meeting Summary
Comprehensive Review
Prepositions and Conjunctions
Objectives
Prepositions
Compound Prepositions
Prepositional Phrases
Prepositional Noun/Pronoun Modifiers
Prepositional Verb Modifiers
Problematic Prepositions
Prepositions at the End of a Sentence
Conjunctions
Coordinating Conjunctions
Correlative Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
Prepositions and Conjunctions Summary
Summary of the Parts of Speech
Medical Spelling
Research, Manuscripts, Grants
Research
Manuscripts
General Format Guidelines
APA Writing Style
Title Page
Abstract Page
Text Page
Reference Page
Citations
Grant Writing
Proposal Summary
Introduction
Problem Statement
Goals and Objectives
Methods
Evaluation
Future Funding
Budget
Appendix
Research, Manuscripts, Grants Summary
Comprehensive Review
Phrases and Clauses
Objectives
Phrases
Prepositional Phrase
Prepositional Phrase Used As a Noun
Prepositional Phrase Used As an Adjective
Prepositional Phrase Used As an Adverb
Verbal Phrases
Participial Phrase
Gerund Phrase
Infinitive Phrase
Appositive Phrase
Clauses
Independent Clauses
Dependent Clauses
Noun Clause
Adjective Clause
Adverb Clause
Phrases Summary
Clauses Summary
Medical Spelling
Promotional Writing
Comprehensive Review
The Paragraph
Objectives
Types of Paragraphs
Narrative Paragraph
Descriptive Paragraph
Expository Paragraph
Persuasive Paragraph
Structure of a Paragraph
Topic Sentence
Supporting Sentences
Concluding Sentence
Putting It All Together
Paragraph Organization
Time Example
Location Example
Deduction Example
Induction Example
Cause and Effect Example
Comparison Example
Definition Example
Paragraph Unity
Paragraph Summary
Medical Spelling
Comprehensive Review
Spelling Rules
Capitalization Rules
Number Use
Cliches
Title and Salutations
Instructor's Symbols for Correction
General Rules for Abbreviations
Medical Abbreviations and Symbols
Use of a Thesaurus
Use of the English Dictionary
Use of the Medical Dictionary
Answers to Practical Exercises
Index

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