Melodie Hull's English for Nurses and Medical
Personnel© material is suitable for all ESL/EFL
nurses who have an interest in learning career-specific
English. It is equally helpful for those ESL/EFL
nurses, nursing students and other health professionals
faced by language challenges in health education
programs (in English) that affect their academic
Nursing language, content and culture do exist.
They warrant specific English language courses.
Career -specific language is used in nursing,
by nurses and it is found within the culture and
context of their profession. An example of this
is: "Let's get that started to K.V.O. Maybe
piggyback some antibiotics later. We'll see how
it goes." English for Nurses is situated
in the field of English for Specific Purposes
(ESP) and the subset of English for Medical Purposes
(EMP). As such, Melodie Hull's work is designed
specifically for adult learners who possess some
familiarity with the English language who want
to learn a specific aspect of it or further develop
skills and competencies in order to communicate
within their chosen profession.
Language cannot be learned outside of a cultural
context. Nursing language cannot be learned without
consideration of the cultural context of the career.
Language skills based in cultural competency provide
meaning and membership for the nurse of a non-English
speaking background who wishes to achieve this.
Nursing content can be identified through the
competencies and standards of practice of the
profession. Clayton International Consulting &
Educational Services materials in 'English for
Nurses' studies are grounded in these. The concept
of safety to practice is introduced as a professional
standard of practice in nursing/health care, embedded
within the language learning framework.
For the ESL/ESP nurse, it is essential to appreciate
the significance of professionalism and acculturation
into the profession for nursing in an English-speaking
country. These are threaded throughout all curricula.
Professionalism is a standard of practice. Discovery,
development and internalization of values and
ethical standards occur in exercises that promote
critical thinking and problem-based learning.
Melodie Hull, the author is able to provide this.
She is a nurse, nurse-educator and ESP/EMP lecturer.
Her writing also includes case studies and exemplars
that are genuinely authentic, based on her many
years of experience in health care.
* for more information, refer to our English
for Medical Purposes page
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