Discussion 1

Discussion 1

My name is Tina and I have 2 grown boys and decided it was my time to do someting I always wanted to do and


follow my dream to be a nurse dealing with addictions. I hate writing and discussion boards

required to introduce yourself to the class, discuss your writing experiences, and your reaction to Shah’s article (linked in course site), including how writing could have a greater role in your own life. Your initial post must be at least 250 words in length. In addition, you must also respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. In the response posts, work to identify common connections between yourself and your classmates, ask questions to continue the discussion, and treat the discussion forum as you would an in-person discussion. Each response post must be at least 100 words in length.

Remember to include an APA Style reference for

Shah’s article

There are a lot of good reasons to learn to write well. But is it really worth it for doctors and nurses – already focused on a challenging field and stretched for time – to learn the craft? Many nursing and medical schools say yes, but their reasons might surprise you.

Dr. Jason Schiffman, editor-in-chief of Anxiety.org, told Career GPS in September that doctors have a responsibility to help patients find good information on the Internet, which means they need to become curators and content creators. But for several writing programs housed in nursing and medical schools, the reason for health care professionals to write is not actually about publishing. The programs are interested in the benefits of the act of writing itself.

“Writing” by Jonathan Reyes in Flickr Creative Commons

The Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers Workshop was created in 2003 to provide a creative outlet for residents in internal medicine. It offers doctors-in-training two full days out of their hectic schedules to just focus on writing. The program’s director, Dr. Anna B. Reisman, teaches basic skills – from forming sentences with interesting verbs to crafting coherent stories – but she also pursues other, unstated goals.

“Writing makes people better doctors because it increases their ability to be good observers,” Reism