Medical Writing Medical Writing Education Learning and teaching clinical writing

Volume 22, Issue 1 - Medical Writing Education

Learning and teaching clinical writing

Abstract

Clinical writing, a specialised type of medical writing, refers to the types of writing health professionals use on a daily basis such as medical charts and forms. It requires knowledge of both formal and informal medical language and culture. An appreciation of the intent of the writing and the target reader is essential for effective clinical writing. The intent of clinical writing is to provide safe patient care through accurate, concise, and factual documentation. This article explores key elements of clinical writing and how to learn and teach it.

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