These OWL resources will help you write in medical, healthcare, and/or scientific contexts. This section includes original research articles and samples of the healthcare writing produced for a more general, lay-population audience.
This resource contains information on medical journalism. The material explains the objectives of medical journalism and its applications in the media. Moreover, this resource demonstrates ways writers can accurately translate complex, scientific literature into layperson's terms.
This resource provides information on SOAP Notes, which are a clinical documentation format used in a range of healthcare fields. The resource discusses the audience and purpose of SOAP notes, suggested content for each section, and examples of appropriate and inappropriate language.
This resource contains strategies and examples for crafting patient education documents. It explains medical data collection and audience awareness concerning readers in hospitals and clinics. Additionally, the source pays special attention to pamphlet organization and patient terminology.