Types of Technical Writing in nursing?

  1. Hi,
    I am taking an english class where I have to write a memo about technical communication in my chosen proffession. Since Nursing is what I want to do I need to find literature, websites, etc to help me find some info for my memo. Does anybody have any idea, or maybe a nurse I could chat with and interview to tell me about the different types of communication nurses do, such as prescriptions, or reports or something. If you do please reply. This is due in the next couple of days.
    sincerely,
    morrisnurse
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  3. by   rnmaven
    I guess you could look up styles of charting formats as one approach to this assignment. Like at one hospital we use D (Data), A (Activity) R (Response) as the headings for each narrative written.

    Regarding Nursing Research......most of the schools are pushing the APA format. You could do a search under Google....for APA writing and find information about using that style of writing in nursing research.

    Good luck!
    Last edit by rnmaven on Jan 27, '05 : Reason: typo
  4. by   morrisnurse
    Thank you so much, that helps alot. I didn't really have a clue what to put in search and nothing has turned up yet. So this will help.
    Thank you so much.[

    QUOTE=rnmaven]I guess you could look up styles of charting formats as one approach to this assignment. Like at one hospital we use D (Data), A (Activity) R (Response) as the headings for each narrative written.

    Regarding Nursing Research......most of the schools are pushing the APA format. You could do a search under Google....for APA writing and find information about using that style of writing in nursing research.

    Good luck![/QUOTE]

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