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Effective Writing for Health Professionals

A Practical Guide to Getting Published, 1st Edition

By Megan-Jane Johnstone


240 pages

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Health professionals are increasingly expected to conduct and publish their research, apply for grants, write newsletters, liaise with the media, present conference papers and contribute articles to professional journals.

Writing well is an essential professional skill and writing to publish is an important aspect of professional development. 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?

Effective Writing for Health Professionals is an invaluable insider's guide to publishing within the health profession, providing handy tips on:

· Getting started

· The writing process

· Winning habits of successful authors

· Promoting your work

· Author rights and responsibilities

Many would-be writers - students, administrators, clinicians, managers and academics alike - are often intimidated at the thought of writing. This book will help to overcome this writing block and introduce aspiring authors to the world of writing and publishing in a professional capacity.

Written by a best-selling academic author, Effective Writing for Health Professionals provides insights and strategies for publishing designed for nurses, midwives and health professionals.

Table of Contents

1. Writing and Publication in Nursing, Midwifery and the Allied Health Professions 2. Getting Started 3. The Writing Process 4. The Winning Habits of Successful Authors 5. Producing a Work 6. Troubleshooting 7. Promoting your Work 8. Author Rights and Responsibilities 9. Postscript

About the Author

Megan-Jane Johnstone is Professor of Nursing and Director of Research at RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. She is the author of two leading works, Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective and Nursing and the Injustice of the Law, has contributed extensively to international journals and served on editorial boards.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Nursing / General
STUDY AIDS / General