Annotated Sources


 Anderson, CarliePersonal interview; November 2, 2014.

The interview I conducted with Carlie Anderson was very important to backing up my claim of acronyms crossing fields of study and how it can create language barriers. Carlie helped provide examples that crossed her field of study  Psychology and my major  Exercise Science Physiology.

Anonymous (Q.); Personal interview; November 27, 2014.

This interview was extremely valuable to my research project. It provided me with the patients negative view of the medical field and doctors.  I was told many negative experiences that have occurred to them that furthered the distrust of the medical field.

Anonymous (T.); Personal interview; November 29, 2014.

This interview was very valuable to my research project. As I conducted this interview I learned that not all of their experiences with doctors and medical care were negative. Quite a few of their experiences were very positive and shined hope for good communication between doctor and patient.

Arola, Kristin L., Jennifer Sheppard, and Cheryl E. Ball. Writer/designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects. First ed. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014. Print.

Writer/Designer helps people learn how to create a multimodal article for everyday use. It teaches every component that goes into multimodal communication including visual, linguistic, spatial, gestural and aural.

This book helped me create a project that is more appealing to my audience. Without it I would not have been able to get any of my messages across without them seeming boring and lengthy.

Greene, Robert Lane.OMG, ETC.” Language: A Reader for Writers. By Gita DasBender. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. 118-26. Print.

In this article Robert Lane. Greene discuss how acronyms are used so often in our society.  Greene also discussed how improper use of abbreviations may cause a person to sound unprofessional.

This was a very helpful article when I stated how acronyms are helpful for the doctors but can also create language barriers.

Lutz, William. “Doubts About Doublespeak.” Language: A Reader for Writers. By Gita DasBender. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. 198-203. Print.

In this article William Lutz discusses how doublespeak is used to alter what is being said, a white lie or cover up in other words. As well as the types of double speak and examples of them.

In my research project I used this article to explain how Doublespeak should be avoided so that communication is very clear between patient and therapist.

Okrent, Arika.Body Language.” Language: A Reader for Writers. By Gita DasBender. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. 18-26. Print.

Arkia Okrent discussed how different cultures used body language when talking. Examples including hand gestures and facial expressions.

This article was only slightly helpful when I was writing my research project. I made the point that when using gestures for explaining a diagnosis to a patient can create a language bridge between doctor and patient.

Riner, Myles, MD.Why Patients Have Lost Trust in Their N.p., 15 Feb. 2014. Web. 29 Oct. 2014.

This is a Blog created by DR. Myles Riner. In his Post “ Why patients have lost trust in their doctors” he discusses how communication between doctor and patients can become difficult. Riner also brings up the issues with limitations doctors come across when trying to treat a patient.

Riners’ Blog was very valuable to my research. His blog provided me with a doctors point of view on communication issues within the medical field. I learned many restrictions that are put on doctors and how it is difficult for them to effectively help every patient to the extent that they would like. I also learned that Riner suggests that some doctors use lack of communication because they do not have enough time and need to make their job easier somehow.

Wiens, Kyle. “I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why.”Language: A Reader for Writers. By Gita DasBender. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. 102-04. Print.

In this article Kyle Wiens discusses how poor grammar can take away credibility in all professions.

I found this article helpful when conducting my research. I learned that because Doctors want to sound professional and keep their credibility they use acronyms. Although because they use acronyms they can created barriers between patients that do not have an understanding of the acronyms being presented to them.


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