Writing about health and medicine for a general audience can be daunting
for the novice and even for the seasoned professional. In this how-to manual,
pearls for the experienced health writer are tucked among abundant tips for
those new to the field.
Based on her medical journalism course at Texas A & M University,
Barbara Gastel, MD, MPH, organizes her handbook into four sections: “Finding
Topics and Information,” “Preparing the Piece,” “Exploring
Issues and Areas,” and “Pursuing a Career.”
Simbra M. Health Writing. JAMA. 2005;294(13):1701. doi:10.1001/jama.294.13.1701-a
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