The Complete Guide to Medical Writing
Stuart, Mark C
Edited by Mark C Stuart
This introductory text covers all aspects of scientific and medical documentation from the regulatory domain to the advertising arena. It covers fundamental principles of good writing techniques and provides tips on how to write different kinds of document.
The Complete Guide to Medical Writing is an invaluable reference source for medical professionals and students wishing to effectively communicate scientific and medical information.
1. Style for Accurate and Readable Medical Writing
2. Writing in Plain English
4. Writing a Research Report
6. Medical Case Reports
7. Conference Posters
8. Writing an Editorial
9. Writing a Letter to the Editor
10. Writing for Magazines and Newspapers
11. Writing Press Releases
13.Writing Examination and Assessment Papers
14. Presentation Materials
15. Writing a Thesis
16. Writing Medicines Information for Healthcare Professionals
17. Writing and Implementing Procedures
18. Writing Marketing Authorisation Applications for Medicinal Products
19. Medical Media and the Law
20. Writing and Editing Books
21. Writing for the Internet
22. Getting Published
Appendix 1. Common Medical Abbreviations
Appendix 2. Measurements
Appendix 3. Normal Values for Common Laboratory Tests
Appendix 4. Proof Correction Marks
Appendix 5. A to Z of Medical Terms in Plain English:
'I was especially impressed with the book's focus on audience, which infuses almost every chapter...John Kirkman provided an excellent discussion on writing for an audience, including some of the latest research on how readers read, an aspect of audience analysis often overlooked by authors of technical communication texts...I would not hesitate to recommend it to participants in a workshop for doctors or researchers who are writing for novices'
Carolyn Boiarsky, Technical Communication, Volume 56, Number 3, 3 August 2009
12-Sep-07, Pharmacy World and Science
'...very helpful for practicing (clinical and non-clinical) pharmacistsąthe format is very handy...I feel that this book can be very helpful for pharmacists in their daily practice.'
J.W.Foppe van Mil. Pharmacy World and Science. Springer Science + Business Media. 3-:210. Published online 12 September 2007
01-Jan-08, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
'This book presents medical writing guidance in an informal and entertaining manner...the practical advice offered by some of the authors may give valuable perspective to the new writer.'
Beatriz Manzor Mitrzyk, University of Michigan. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education; 72 (2) Article 46. 2008
01-Feb-08, Australian Pharmacist
'The book is a useful source of information for both aspiring and experienced medical writers.'
Lynn Gould. Australian Pharmacist. Volume 27. Number 2. February 2008
01-Jan-08, Journal of the Medical Library Association
'The book is indeed complete and speaks to novice writers or students who may be new to the health professions, as well as knowledgeable clinicians and researchers who need help compiling examination questions, writing press releases, or adding publications to their resumes...besides a thorough back-of-the-book index, the book has useful appendixes...anyone involved in the health professions, whether readers or writers, will appreciate and enjoy this book...is a joy to read by any lover of language and its many applications.'
Elizabeth H. Wood. Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2008 January; 96(1): 70
01-Nov-07, The Journal of the European Medical Writers Association
'The contents are generally well organized, and the main chapters are clearly sign-postedąand so are easy to navigate...each of the six sections contains come outstanding chapters and many solid contributions.'
Karen Shashok, Translator ū Editorial Consultant. The Journal of the European Medical Writers Association (The Write Stuff) Volume 16. No. 3, 2007
01-Jul-07, Irish Pharmacy Journal
Although very comprehensive the chapters are well written and easy to follow, with tables of handy hints and tips which summarise the key messages from each chapter...this book is an essential addition to any hospital or academic pharmacy department...a book like this is a valuable resource to encourage more pharmacists to take up the writing and documentation role'
Sinead McCool, Course Co-ordinator, UCC/CACT MSc Clinical Pharmacy. The Irish Pharmacy Journal, 2007, July 2007
01-Jul-07, Doody Enterprises, Inc
'This book is a tour-de-force of virtually all aspects of medical writing. It is a comprehensive, yet practical guide to the conception, preparation, and presentation of material in written form...this book delivers. It is difficult to imagine an area of medical writing that is not covered by this comprehensive and practical guide, and it is difficult to imagine any medical professional, at any level, not finding something extremely useful in it.'
Robert B. Raffa, Temple University School of Pharmacy. July 2007. Doody Enterprises, Inc.