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Pre-Nursing

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Transcript of Pre-Nursing

Writing in Nursing

Educational
Practice
Professional
Writing in other fields mostly depends on the writing conventions (purpose, audience and context). The same can be said about the nursing field but in this field the writing conventions depend on the genre.
Educational
Professional
Genre
Care plans
-
is a list of directions used by nurses and other members of the hospital to help improve a patients treatment. eg journal
They are written to prevent errors.
Purpose
- provides consistency in care. They help map out what needs to be done, when and by whom in specific situation.
Audience
- care plans are primarily for the nursing team but it can also be used to promote comprehensive treatment in most fields.

Formality/Be Objective
Accuracy / Be Precise
Correct Medical Terminology

Detailed
*Research Papers:
Both
Formal
&
Informal

Formal:
No use of first person
Medical Terminology
APA Format
Informal:
Person reflections
Analysis of case studies
Personal experience
First person
Purpose:
Strengthen personal writing skills and prepare for future case studies & professional writing in the nursing field.
Practice
Examples of Professional Writing
no personal emotions/opinions
Example: “Patient acting crazy.”
Very Critical Audience
*In order to write anything professional you must come highly recommended.
Nurses are constantly
charting
making reports
updating
and writing discharge notes

NO ERRORS
ORGANIZATION IS KEY
In practice setting
nurses write case studies
CASE STUDIES
A COMPLETE DETAILED RECORD OF A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL
INCLUDES:
PERSONAL HISTORY
BACKGROUND
TEST RESULTS
INTERVIEW FINDINGS
OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE OBSERVATIONS
PURPOSE:
TO CHALLENGE THE AUDIENCE AND LEARN FROM THE CASE STUDIES
TONE:
WRITTEN IN

FORMAL TONE
AUDIENCE:
NURSES OR OTHERS IN MEDICAL FIELD WHO WANT TO BUILD THEIR PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITIES.
DEFINED AND EXPLAINED TERMS:
MORE OF A GENERAL AUDIENCE
MEDICAL TERMS NOT DEFINED:
IMPLIES THE DIRECTED AUDIENCE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE OBTAINED SOME SORT OF FOUNDATION IN THE MEDICAL FIELD
In Conclusion because Writing in the nursing field depends on the genre they should be presented in a clear, logical, and coherent manner for better understanding of what is being explained for the purpose of helping others by educating them
Any Question?
Writing in Nursing
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