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Improving patient communication by writing with empathy - Volume 21, Issue

Medical writers’ texts are either written for specialists or for non-professionals such as patients and their relatives. Medical writers whose work is intended for patients cannot merely impart facts. They also need to demonstrate that they…

Medical Communications and Writing for Patients - Volume 28, Issue

The more eagle eyed among you will have noticed that we are changing the title of this section to “Medical Communications and Writing for Patients”. Not the shortest of titles, I know, but hopefully it is a more accurate reflection of the content…

India as a hub for ethical and evidence-based medical communications - Volume 22, Issue

Ethical and evidence-based medical communications are gaining increasing importance in emerging pharmaceutical markets, outside of North America and Western Europe. In large pharmaceutical companies resources are limited, and small and mid-sized…

Medicines information for patients: Insights into research and practice for medical writers - Volume 21, Issue

Many people do not take their medicines as prescribed, and medicines can cause harm if not used appropriately. In addition, in most health systems there is increasing discussion about involving patients in decisions about their health – including…

Medical Communications and Writing for Patients - Volume 31, Issue

In this issue, the Medical Communications and Writing for Patients section features two articles. The first piece, by Simon Linacre,  is a summary of the excellent work just completed by the Med Comms SIG. They have devised, run, and collated the res…

A rising tide: Hospitals and social media - Volume 21, Issue

The advent of social media has changed the face of healthcare communications. More and more hospitals are recognizing this fact and seeking to integrate tools like Twitter® and Facebook® into their own communications strategies. This article gives…

Origin and development of English for Medical Purposes. Part II: Research on spoken medical English - Volume 23, Issue

In the second part of the review on ‘English for Medical Purposes’, I present the main results of the research conducted on spoken interaction in medical settings. I start with those EMP studies that have a clear pedagogical goal, followed by EMP…

Package leaflets for medication in the EU: The possibility of integrating patients’ perspectives in a regulated genre? - Volume 24, Issue

Package leaflets (PLs) have been legally required to accompany medicines in the EU since 1999. Despite the best intentions and efforts, however, they are generally not well-received by the public for whom they are intended. This paper picks up on…

Medical Communication - Volume 22, Issue

I'm sitting down to write this having just returned from the DIA Euro meeting in Amsterdam. As always, it was a busy and successful meeting, with many ‘themes’ of presentations being given at once. However, this year there were many presentations…

Medical Communication - Volume 22, Issue

Introducing the Medical Communication section: The wild side of medical writing! Hello and welcome to a brand spanking new section of Medical Writing. When the Editor of Medical Writing, Phil Leventhal, approached me to create a new section,…

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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

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