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Grammar and writing skills for the health professional / Lorraine Villemaire, Doreen Villemaire.

By: Villemaire, Lorraine.
Contributor(s): Villemaire, Doreen.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Albany, NY : Delmar, c2001Description: ix, 342 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0766812596 (pbk.); 9780766812598 (pbk.).Subject(s): English language -- Grammar -- Problems, exercises, etc | English language -- Rhetoric -- Problems, exercises, etc | Medical writing -- Problems, exercises, etcDDC classification: 808/.042/02461
Contents:
Section 1. Grammar overview. 1. Nouns : Types of nouns ; Characteristics and functions of nouns -- 2. Pronouns : Types of pronouns : Pronoun: antecedent agreement -- 3. Verbs : Types of verbs ; Person of a verb ; Number of a verb ; Verb tenses ; Principal parts of verbs ; Use of verb tenses in sentences ; Voices of verbs ; Moods of verbs -- 4. Adjectives :Types of adjectives ; Placement of adjectives ; Misplaced modifiers ; Degrees of adjectives to express comparison ; Troublesome adjectives ; Eponyms ; Degrees of comparison -- 5. Adverbs : Recognizing adverbs ; Adverbs as modifiers ; Frequency adverbs ; Degrees of adverbs to express comparison ; Changing adjectives into adverbs ; Negative adverbs ; Placement of adverbs ; Troublesome adverbs -- 6. Prepositions and conjunctions : Prepositions ; Conjunctions --
Section 2. Phrases, clauses, sentences, and paragraphs. 7. Phrases and clauses : Phrases ; Clauses -- 8. Sentences : Components of sentences ; Sentence structure ; Classifications of sentences ; Ineffective sentences ; Effective sentences -- 9. Punctuation : The comma ; The semicolon ; The colon ; Parentheses ; The dash ; The hyphen ; The apostrophe ; Italics ; Quotation marks -- 10. The paragraph : Types of paragraphs ; Structure of a paragraph ; Paragraph organization ; Paragraph unity --
Section 3. Writing skills. 11. Additional guidelines for effective writing : The writing process ; Writing style ; Computer writing --
Section 4. Applications. 12. Medical office correspondence : The medical letter ; The interoffice memorandum ; Electronic mail ; Facsimile ; Phone messages ; Minutes of a meeting -- 13. Charting and documenting : The language of the medical record ; Common types of charting -- 14. Introduction to medical reports : History and physical ; Consultation report ; Radiology report ; Pathology report ; Discharge summary ; Operative report -- 15. Additional writing applications : Research ; Manuscripts ; Grant writing ; Promotional writing ; Patient education -- Appendixes : A. Spelling rules ; B. Capitalization rules ; C. Number use ; D. Clichés ; E. Titles and salutations ; F. Proofreaders' marks ; G. Instructor's symbols for correction ; H. Medical abbreviations and symbols ; I. Use of a thesaurus ; J. Use of the English dictionary ; K. Use of the medical dictionary.
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Includes index.

Section 1. Grammar overview. 1. Nouns : Types of nouns ; Characteristics and functions of nouns -- 2. Pronouns : Types of pronouns : Pronoun: antecedent agreement -- 3. Verbs : Types of verbs ; Person of a verb ; Number of a verb ; Verb tenses ; Principal parts of verbs ; Use of verb tenses in sentences ; Voices of verbs ; Moods of verbs -- 4. Adjectives :Types of adjectives ; Placement of adjectives ; Misplaced modifiers ; Degrees of adjectives to express comparison ; Troublesome adjectives ; Eponyms ; Degrees of comparison -- 5. Adverbs : Recognizing adverbs ; Adverbs as modifiers ; Frequency adverbs ; Degrees of adverbs to express comparison ; Changing adjectives into adverbs ; Negative adverbs ; Placement of adverbs ; Troublesome adverbs -- 6. Prepositions and conjunctions : Prepositions ; Conjunctions --

Section 2. Phrases, clauses, sentences, and paragraphs. 7. Phrases and clauses : Phrases ; Clauses -- 8. Sentences : Components of sentences ; Sentence structure ; Classifications of sentences ; Ineffective sentences ; Effective sentences -- 9. Punctuation : The comma ; The semicolon ; The colon ; Parentheses ; The dash ; The hyphen ; The apostrophe ; Italics ; Quotation marks -- 10. The paragraph : Types of paragraphs ; Structure of a paragraph ; Paragraph organization ; Paragraph unity --

Section 3. Writing skills. 11. Additional guidelines for effective writing : The writing process ; Writing style ; Computer writing --

Section 4. Applications. 12. Medical office correspondence : The medical letter ; The interoffice memorandum ; Electronic mail ; Facsimile ; Phone messages ; Minutes of a meeting -- 13. Charting and documenting : The language of the medical record ; Common types of charting -- 14. Introduction to medical reports : History and physical ; Consultation report ; Radiology report ; Pathology report ; Discharge summary ; Operative report -- 15. Additional writing applications : Research ; Manuscripts ; Grant writing ; Promotional writing ; Patient education -- Appendixes : A. Spelling rules ; B. Capitalization rules ; C. Number use ; D. Clichés ; E. Titles and salutations ; F. Proofreaders' marks ; G. Instructor's symbols for correction ; H. Medical abbreviations and symbols ; I. Use of a thesaurus ; J. Use of the English dictionary ; K. Use of the medical dictionary.

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