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Health Professionals Style Manual

by Shirley Fondiller and Barbara Nerone Springer Publishing Company
Pub Date:
08/2006
ISBN:
9780826102072
Format:
Pbk 152 pages
Price:
AU$107.00 NZ$109.57
Product Status: In Stock Now
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'This is a guide to improving writing, with a major focus on demonstrating proper English grammar and composition .This is a must have reference to be kept at the writer's side.' Score:100, 5 stars --Doody's Now you can learn and apply the basic principles of writing style, composition, grammar, word usage, and misusage, to the field of health care. With the Health Professionals Style Manual you will learn to improve your message and communicate more effectively. With up-to-date resources and references, these are just some of the rules and tools you will learn to use in your own writing: Style and SubstanceArt of Effective WritingTips and PitfallsRedundancies, Euphemisms, and ClichesComputers and the InternetCommon Abbreviations and AcronymsCommonly Misspelled WordsUsing Prefixes and SuffixesCommon Proofreader's MarksElectronic Resources If you're a researcher, student or professional specializing in the health related professions, this new, handy guide will help you improve your writing style and hone your grammar and word usage skills.

Preface Foreword, by Suzanne P. Smith Style and Substance: The Dynamic DuoFrom Principles To Practice: The Art of Effective WritingUnderstanding Usage: An Alphabetical Guide to Specific Writing Tips and PitfallsBe Clear and Direct: How to Avoid Redundancies, Euphemisms, and ClichesHarness the Potential of Computers and the Internet Appendices A. Common Abbreviations and Acronyms in Health Care B. Commonly Misspelled Words C. Using Prefixes and Suffixes D. Common Proofreader's Marks E. Electronic Resources F. Referencing Index

Shirley H. Fondiller, EdD, RN, FAAN, an internationally known journalist, educator, and historian, is cofounder and principal of Publishing for Health Dimensions (phd), an editorial service for nurses and health professionals. She has presented workshops on writing for publication and written extensively on the topic, including The Writer's Workbook (1999), a hands-on resource for beginning authors in the health field. Dr. Fondiller has prepared monographs for leading private foundations, historiographies of influential national organizations, and scripts for the broadcast media. Barbara J. Nerone, APR, has a broad background in the communications field. She served as executive editor of Imprint, the magazine of the National Student Nurses Association, and has written and edited articles for nursing journals and publications of national associations and service agencies. Ms. Nerone has spoken widely on the subjects of professional writing, publishing, and public relations and taught writing and grammar for business professionals. She is cofounder and principal of Publishing for Health Dimensions (phd).