From the author of the Writer’s Guide to Medicine series comes Doc Talk: Medical Slang & Terminology for Writers, a reference guide to medical phrases, terminology, and slang.
Need to incorporate medical terminology into your story? Want to write the authentic voice of a doctor or nurse? Look no further. In Doc Talk, physician and author Natalie Dale, MD, provides a clear and understandable overview of the complicated lexicon of medicine and healthcare professionals.
In this guidebook, you’ll learn:
- Key medical terms, phrases, and abbreviations used by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals
- Names of common medical equipment
- Basic anatomy & anatomic terminology
- Slang used by medical providers
- And more!
Doc Talk is a compact, straightforward, and practical handbook that will demystify the medical lexicon. An indispensable writer’s reference guide, released just in time for NaNoWriMo!
About the Author
Natalie Dale, MD, is a former neurologist turned writer and medical story consultant. Her Writer’s Guide to Medicine series currently has two volumes published through Ranunculus Press. Volume 1: Setting & Character was released in 2021, and Volume 2: Illness & Injury recently launched in July 2022. The companion guide, Doc Talk: Medical Slang & Terminology for Writers launched November 1st, 2022.
Dr. Dale lectures on writing about medicine and has been invited to speak at organizations such as Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, and Write on the Sound. Her essays and short stories have been published through The Bump, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Wyldblood, and Downstate Story, among others. In her spare time, Dr. Dale loves board games, hiking, and all things alpaca.