RE: Med Writers - What Is Clinical Writing?

Subject: RE: Med Writers - What Is Clinical Writing?
From: "Margaret Cekis" <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:22:30 -0400

Chris Morton asked "What Is Clinical Writing?"
"I presently write for a company that creates medical devices and know a
considerable amount about prostate cancer, product trials and such. Can
someone please tell me how much this differs from "clinical writing"?"
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Chris:
I suspect it is the medical writing recorded on the patient's case file, vs.
how the case would be written up in a medical journal case study.
Personally, I think that a technical writer with a lot of medical knowledge,
like yourself, or myself, who worked for a hospital consulting firm for
several years, could take a stack of selected medical records and
competently write or edit an appropriate case study. (Even if no one in the
medical writing field would think so. --So why am I getting announcements
about the AMWA Convention?)

Here's a link to a job ad for a "Clinical Documentation Specialist" that may
help you discern the difference:

http://www1.jobdiva.com/private/myjobs/openjob_outside.jsp?a=5sd2c5e9bca54v5
499e00ce1ced2108b179524f6def953ff39176c0656562659g2&from=COMP&id=844708&Sear
chString=&StatesString=

Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA


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