Teaching Writing in the Health Professions: Perspectives, Problems, and Practices

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This collection provides a research-based guide to instructional practices for writing in the health professions, promoting faculty development and bringing together perspectives from writing studies, technical communication, and health humanities. With employment in health-care sectors booming, writing instruction tailored for the health professions is in high demand. Writing instruction is critical in the health professions because health professionals, current and aspiring, need to communicate persuasively with patients, peers, mentors, and others. Writing instruction can also help cultivate professional identity, reflective practice, empathy, critical thinking, confidence, and organization, as well as research skills. This collection prepares faculty and administrators to meet this demand. It combines conceptual development of writing for the health professions as an emergent inter discipline with evidence-based practices for instructors in academic, clinical, and community settings. Teaching Writing in the Health Professions is an essential resource for instructors, scholars, and program administrators in health disciplines, professional and technical communication, health humanities, and interdisciplinary writing studies. It informs the teaching of writing in programs in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health, public health, and other related professions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTeaching Writing in the Health Professions
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives, Problems, and Practicess
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages203
ISBN (Electronic)9781000475388
ISBN (Print)9780367755522
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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