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Effective writing for healthcare professionals : a pocket guide to getting published / Megan-Jane Johnstone.

By: Johnstone, Megan-Jane, 1955- [author.]Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2024Edition: Second editionDescription: 222 PagesContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781032537009; 9781032537023Subject(s): Medical writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Medical writing | Study skills | Public health policy and practice | Nurse education & managementDDC classification: 808.06661 JOH 2024 LOC classification: R119 | .J58 2024

This new edition of Effective Writing for Healthcare Professionals is an invaluable insider's guide to publishing, providing tips and advice for time-poor professionals working in the healthcare sector. But how do you get published? Where do you start? How do you know if your writing is good enough and what can you learn to make it better? Offering an accessible guide to the key issues, this is the perfect book for those who have busy working lives and find the process of writing challenging. It covers issues ranging from getting started to the winning habits of successful authors; from the rights and responsibilities of authors to how to get noticed. This new edition has been updated to include guidance on publishing norms, collaborative digital platforms, social media, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on publishing trends. Written by a best-selling academic author, this is an essential resource for novice writers and healthcare providers interested in publishing their work.

Megan-Jane Johnstone AO is a retired professor of nursing who now writes as an independent scholar. She is the author of several books including 'Alzheimer’s Disease', 'Media Representations and the Politics of Euthanasia: Constructing Risk and Selling Death in an Ageing Society' (also by Routledge), and 'Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective' (by Elsevier).

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1.Writing, Publication and Scholarship in the Healthcare Professions. 2.Getting Started. 3.The Writing Process. 4.The Winning Habits of Successful Authors. 5. Producing a Work. 6.Troubleshooting. 7.Promoting, Making Visible and Maximising the Impact of Your Work. 8.Publishing Norms and Author responsibilities. 9.Academic Freedom, Copyrights, and Author Rights. 10.Publishing Norms In The Spotlight: Lessons From The COVID-19 Pandemic. Cover Half Title Title Copyright Dedication Contents Preface Acknowledgements 1 Writing, publication, and scholarship in the healthcare professions Introduction Writing, publication, and scholarship The importance of writing for publication The greatest stories never told Hurdles to publishing Conclusion Exercises References 2 Getting started Getting focused on achieving your writing goals Choosing a topic Choosing your audience Choosing your publication outlet Professional journals Conducting an analysis of professional journals Meeting editorial requirements Academic book publishers Market survey Writing a book Initial inquiry Formulating a book proposal Newsletters, newspapers, blogs, and social media platforms 3 The writing process The elements of style Writing with 'voice' Can style be taught? The principles of style Aim for simplicity Avoid trite phrases and clichés Use figures of speech appropriately Avoid euphemisms, slang, and colloquialisms Choose your words carefully Avoid repeating key words Avoid redundancy Use alliteration Keep sentences as short as possible Develop a feel for rhythm Be original The contrapuntal device Drafting and redrafting 4 The winning habits of successful authors The will to write Write about what you know Write about what interests you Keep a notebook Practice writing Make time Develop a 'good' writing style Read prolifically and attentively Be an excellent researcher Have a great filing system Have a fabulous home library Get feedback from others Be a mentor and coach to yourself. Accept the rewards and punishments Rewards Punishments Submission Rejection Criticism Redundancy Politics of envy Be professional Have a place to write Develop momentum 5 Producing a work The active process of writing Writing a persuasive commentary, editorial, or opinion piece Writing scholarly philosophic works and critical essays The tenets of philosophic inquiry and scholarly writing The structure of a scholarly philosophic work Prototype plan for structuring a scholarly philosophic paper Writing empirical research articles Writing for newsletters General advice on producing a work Choosing a title Preparation Literature reviews Writing an abstract Crafting the introduction The use of headings and subheadings The 'Matrioshka principle' Unfettered writing Staying on track Crafting the conclusion Bibliographies and reference lists 6 Troubleshooting Generating ideas Overcoming writer's block Dealing with procrastination Benefits and challenges of co-authorship Promises and perils of commissioned writing Challenges of converting assignments and minor theses into publications Preparing conference papers for publication Making revisions Spelling, grammar, and other stylistic issues Back-up copies Lifestyle and finding a balance 7 Promoting, making visible, and maximising the impact of your work Professional symposiums Conferences and seminars Utilisation of scholarship in education and professional practice development Digital platforms and collaboration networks ORCID ResearchGate (RG) Kudos LinkedIn. Google Scholar alerts and Google Scholar profile Social media Mass-circulation media and press releases Institutional and staff profiles Shared voices-lessons from history 8 Publishing norms and author responsibilities The norms of authorship Integrity Prudence Justice Fortitude Temperance Breaches of the norms of authorship Authorship misattribution Questionable conduct Deceptive practices Plagiarism 9 Academic freedom, copyright, and author rights Academic freedom Hate speech Publishing law Publishing contracts Moral copyrights Retaining, licensing, and assigning copyright Copyright permission Disputes about copyright Contractual obligations Defamation 10 Publishing norms in the spotlight: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic Author misconduct Lessons learned Index.

"This new edition of Effective Writing for Healthcare Professionals is an invaluable insider's guide to publishing, providing tips and advice for time-poor professionals working in the healthcare sector. Written by a best-selling academic author, this is an essential resource for novice writers and healthcare providers interested in publishing their work"--

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