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The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

- The book The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, shows the effects that World War II had on soldiers, as well as the nurses involved in the war. Hana, a nurse during the war, goes through the devastating loss of her father, Patrick, who dies in the war. Hana then commits her life to helping a burnt, disfigured, and severely wounded man, referred to as the English patient. Hana decides to stay with the dying English patient, whom she loves like her own father, in the makeshift hospital, despite being told how dangerous it was for her....   [tags: The English Patient Essays]

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The Characterizations on the English Patient

- In Michael Ondaatje’s "The English Patient," is set before World War II, critically illustrates four dissimilar characters who meet together at the Villa San Girolamo, an Italian monastery. Simultaneously, there is a groundbreaking love story happened among those four characters under that time frames. Those four main people are included, a burned Englishman Ladislaus de Almasy, a twenty-year old French-Canadian Army nurse Hana, a Sikh British Army sapper Kip, and Canadian thief David Caravaggio....   [tags: The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje]

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Verisimilitude in The English Patient

- Verisimilitude in The English Patient One critic has written, "Ondaatje has always been fascinated by history - seen as a series of arcane stories about the past. In his hands, even the documents of history slide away from factual representation toward a haunting apprehension of indeterminacy." (Barbour 207). In The English Patient Ondaatje blends fiction and history into a socially conscious story. Verisimiliude is the aspect of belivability present in a novel. Ondaatje's use of the element of verisimilitude accentuates important undercurrents and events which are vital to understanding the novel....   [tags: The English Patient]

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The English Patient

- Count Lazlo Almasy, the English Patient, is a man in an Imperial time and world. The people in this world live by Imperial rules and perpetuate Imperial stereotypes. The film takes place in World War II era Africa, and as the film portrays it, in the mysterious and exotic Sahara desert and in Cairo, Egypt. Count Almasy’s character lives in the desert among imperial explorers and in the desert environment full of natives who bring to life classic stereotypes full of ignorance and white prevalence and power....   [tags: Film Movie Movies English Patient]

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Prose as Poetry in The English Patient

- Prose as Poetry in The English Patient "Never again will a single story be told as though it is only one." John Berger. The English Patient consists of the stories of its four characters told either by themselves or by Ondaatje. Two stories, the accounts of Kip's military service and the many-layered secrets of the patient, are developed while Hana's and Caravaggio's stories are less involved. However, none of these stories could stand alone. The clash of cultures and changing relationships between the characters provide the texture for the novel....   [tags: English Patient Essays]

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Postmodernism in The English Patient

- Postmodernism in The English Patient   Postmodernism is one of the most controversial and influential intellectual movements to appear in the last fifty years.  In order to understand postmodernism, it would be wise to begin with a definition of modernism.  Modernism is a philosophy based on the belief that through Enlightenment values of rationality and the absolute truth of science, the human race will evolve into a utopia.  Modernists are Eurocentric, humanistic, and optimistic.  Postmodernism is essentially a rejection of modernism and all Enlightenment values.  More importantly, postmodernism looks upon the "modern" world with increased cynicism and disappointment.  Key them...   [tags: English Patient Essays]

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Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient

- Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient The limited character in Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient, was Almásy. Almásy was a man who was burned from head to toe, and whose identity is unrecognizable thus making him a limited character. The novel takes place in a villa where the man was being taken care of by Hana, a young nurse who stayed behind to take care of Almásy while the rest of the nurses escaped to a safer place to stay. She calls him the English patient because of his accent, though she is unaware of where he is from....   [tags: MIchael Ondaatje English Patient Essays]

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Destruction through Imagery and Theme in The English Patient

- Destruction through Imagery and Theme in The English Patient The imagery in Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient serves to illustrate the theme of destruction in this novel. The setting of the novel as well as the characters themselves present to the reader a vivid picture of demolition. Critics also find that Ondaatje's imagery is a vital element in the presentation of this theme. The English Patient is set at the end of World War II in a war-ravaged Italian village. Ondaatje gives vivid descriptions of the damage the village sustained due to the war: As the hill town began to be torn apart like a battle ship at sea, by fire shells, the troops moved from the barrack ten...   [tags: The English Patient]

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Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient

- Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient World War II was a traumatic and life-changing experience for all who lived through the time period. Michael Ondaatje’s novel, The English Patient is set in the direct aftermath of this turbulent and violent era. Each of his characters is effected by the death and violence that go hand in hand with war; Hana in particular is profoundly changed by her experience as a nurse in an Italian hospital. Hana is a woman in ruins, both physically and mentally; by looking at her experiences with death and her relationships to the English Patient, Kip, and her surroundings, she can be seen as a representative of the victims of war, a complex human face on...   [tags: Ondaatje English Patient WWII Two Essays]

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Characters as Portrayed Through Themes and Images in The English Patient

- Characters as Portrayed Through Themes and Images in The English Patient     While the four main characters of The English Patient are extremely powerful, and important to the reader's understanding of the story, they cannot stand alone without the patterns of imagery, symbolism and metaphor which underpin the text, and offer a complexity which extends beyond the literal level. These patterns reveal information about each character, and provide significant links between characters and ideas which lead to a greater understanding of the novel....   [tags: English Patient Essays]

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Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz

- Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz      Textual, mnemonic, and physical gaps leave room in which identity is found through body and environment in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Toni Morrison's Jazz. Ondaatje's characters retrieve their absent personas by mutually colonizing lovers' bodies, thus developing a metaphor for the body as topography. Morrison spins this in reverse, personifying and merging the City's infrastructure with human structure as the characters synergistically carve out their selves through the City's spaces....   [tags: Ondaatje English Patient Essays]

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The Role of Nostalgia in The English Patient

- In “Theory Number Five: Anatomy of Nostalgic Films: Heritage and Method (1977), one of the first writings which addressed nostalgic representations of the past in cinema, Marc Le Sueur notes that nostalgia is “a concept of history”, one for which “few have attempted to establish the general working principles” (p.189). It is not a conservative phenomenon, but rather a way of engaging with the past and bringing into the present that which other approaches to history ignore, as he further indicates....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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The Effects of War on the Characters of The English Patient

- Like a tree spreading its roots into the ground, cultural history is something that is deeply rooted in the minds of people. As the significance of Herodotus unravels itself in “The English patient,” Michael Ondaatje touches further upon the idea of how personal history is shaped by cultural history. Ondaatje refers to Tacitus, a great Roman historian, in the third chapter, “Something with Fire” in order to enhance the notion that times of terror can influence the shaping of an individual’s personal history....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]

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Adversity in The Grapes of Wrath and The English Patient

- During the early 1920s to late 1940s, people in the whole world suffered from the two darkest periods in the humankind history. One period was, from 1929 to 1932, the longest and deepest economical depression, the Great Depression. The other, right after that, was the most widespread and deadliest total war, the Second World War. In those periods, people were devastated; millions of millions people died, some died from hunger, others died in the war. Some survived, but they surrendered; lived like a walking dead....   [tags: Grapes of Wrath Essays]

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The Destruction of Female Possession in The English Patient

- In Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient we see a world completely ravaged by war. The land itself is damaged, sometimes beyond recognition as it is torn apart by bombs. Just as these human-made structures have faced the damage of imperialism, so have female bodies in the novel. Ondaatje creates several parallels between man’s attempt to “own” the land around him and his “ownership” of the female body. As we see in the novel, this attempt at ownership almost always ends in destruction, “war,” and often, death....   [tags: Micheal Ondaatje]

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The English Patient

- A young Canadian nurse, a Sikh bomb disposal expert, a thief turned spy, and a man burnt beyond recognition, meet in the last moments of the Second World War. The identity of the patient is the heart of the story as he tells his memories of a doomed love affair in the North African desert. Love and passion are set against the devastation of war in this inspired novel by Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje. It is a novel of revelation, and just as the identity of the English patient is slowly revealed as the novel progresses, so are the inner selves and spiritual identities of the other characters in the novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The English Patient

- The English Patient Auteur Michael Ondaatje (12 september 1943, Colombo ~ Sri Lanka) is een Canadese schrijver, hoewel er ook Engels, Nederlands, Tamil en Sinhalees bloed door zijn aderen stroomt. Toen hij negen was, verhuisde hij met zijn moeder, zuster en broer naar Londen. In 1962 emigreerde hij naar Canada, waar hij Engels en geschiedenis ging studeren. In zijn studietijd begon hij gedichten te schrijven en in 1967 verscheen zijn eerste dichtbundel ‘The Dainty Monsters’. De eerste tien jaar van zijn schrijverscarrière schreef Ondaatje alleen gedichten....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Symbolism in the English Patient

- Micheal Ondaatje creates meaning and representation in The English Patient, through the structure of his novel. The author portrays the sequence of events in a non-linear fashion to incorporate them as a puzzle-like story. The puzzle is significant because, the reader is constantly unraveling the novels excerpts together. Symbolism is an important aspect of these passages because, it provides a better understanding of the issues related to the novel such as, destruction, identity, escape, unity, and love....   [tags: European Literature]

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The English Patient - Techniques

- The novel, The English Patient, by Michael Ondaajte constructs meaning through the use of tropes, images and symbolism, instead of merely portraying a linear set of events. There are many intertexual references, tropes of covering, which serve to create and strengthen meaning, as well as bold imagery, which erects another level of significance. Symbolism plays a vital role in the formation of meaning, with fire, religion, the English Patients body and the desert being essential to the founding concepts of the novel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Visual Imagery in The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

- Every writer uses a different set of methods, known as the narrative mode, to portray the plot to the audience for individual reasons. In the first section of “The English Patient”, Michael Ondaatje uses his narrative mode in order to more effectively convey his message in an appealing way. One way he does this is by presenting the reader with visual images and vivid description that trigger their imagination. His use of visual imagery, description, and pronouns to present the settings, and to describe people and their actions is part of his narrative mode....   [tags: Michael Ondaatje]

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The English Patient Film Compared with the Novel

- The English Patient Film Compared with the Novel The Novel: The English Patient is a fantastic novel and is one of the few truly great novels written in the last century. The author, Sri Lankan Michael Ondaatje, switches wonderfully between several scenes: the desert, the Villa San Girolamo in Tuscany, Italy, Dorset in England and Cairo. Each one of these perfectly crafted scenes is brought into being in an exciting and thought provoking way. The book is centred on four main characters: Hana, a Canadian nurse who has taken it upon herself to be separated from the other medical staff and remains behind in a mine-laden villa to tend to just one patient, the Engl...   [tags: Papers]

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The Consequences of War

- ... The war exposed Hana to the harshness of the world. Caravaggio mentioned that Hana sang the song “as if it was something scarred”; since the song represents Hana, this reveals that Hana is scarred. Moreover, the darkness that Caravaggio hears through the song represents all of the loss that Hana has experienced during the war. The “tentative circle of light” symbolizes the recent joy she has experienced in the Villa being surrounded by a family friend, a new lover and a new friend. It also symbolizes Hana’s previous life, where she did not experience loss, trying to fight its way through all of the darkness she had experienced due to the war....   [tags: The English Patient, Michael Odaatje]

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The Beginning Chapter in the Novel The Villa

- In every story the first chapter is usually essential for any book to be successful. It is necessary that in the very beginning, a few things need to be set right away that will create a prosperous book. Some authors realize that it is also advisable to make it that the first chapter ties most of the story together. Michael Ondaatje obviously new this when writing his novel. So he crafted a first chapter that did just this. The Villa sets the story up for an amazing novel, The English Patient. Michael Ondaatje starts the reader off in a villa in Italy towards the end of World War II....   [tags: herodotus, michael ondaatje, the english patient]

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Love and War

- War has the capacity to foster love while equalizing social status. The novels The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje and A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute substantiate the fact, through fiction, that during war-time men and women who are not of the same station in life can find an incomparable love with one another. Each novel also gives evidence of love igniting during war and surviving the trials of time and distance. Hana and Kip from The English Patient and Jean and Joe both go through these trials and tribulations associated with love and war....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The English Patient ]

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Role of Medical Interpreter as Patient Advocate

- Professional providers of language in medicine or medical interpreters are often portrayed as invisible language facilitators (Angelelli 7). This means that their role is to convey the meaning into the other language between parties in the interaction which is accomplished through a conduit role or message converter role. The incremental intervention model of interpreting lets interpreters use a variety of roles including cultural broker and advocate role. Advocacy is a role that an interpreter takes that moves from interpreting the communication between speakers to acting on behalf of one of the speakers based on the interpreter’s understanding of what the speaker’s intended outcome is (NCI...   [tags: Patient Advocate Boundaries]

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The Doctor Patient Relationship Is An Important Connection

- The doctor patient relationship is an important connection. Doctor-patient confidentiality is based on the idea that a person should not care for medical treatment because they fear the state will share with others. There are some questions a patient 's doctor must be a secret, you can not tell a third party about the problem. Another example, if a teenager says to a doctor, "I am depressed, I have been trying to kill myself" ( "Youth confidential: a young person 's right to privacy"). Doctors are not sure of information, because the doctor is this guy right help....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Patient, Hippocratic Oath]

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The Role Of Nurses Playing An Important Role Of Communication With The Patient

- Nurses playing an important role in communication with the patient. ”communication is a life long learning process for nurse.’’(P & P). Nurses are working with patients and their families from their birth to death. It is mandatory to the nurse to maintain or create a therapeutic relationship, communication throughout their caring process. For effective communication the nurse should understand their cultural belief, and values, etc. One person’s personal beliefs, traditions and values can influence their recognition of their health and wellness....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient]

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Patient Satisfaction With Nursing Care

- Delivery of healthcare is getting competitive each day which forces a change in outlook for patients, who are once considered as health care recipients, are now recognized as consumers of healthcare. The purpose of the article selected was to analyze the concept of patient satisfaction with nursing care and to describe the method of analysis, the steps of the process, and results for each step and how to apply the concept to a practice situation. Nursing care plays a vital role in patient satisfaction....   [tags: Nursing, Health care, Patient, Health]

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Helpful Patient-Nurse Relationships

- The helpful patient-nurse relationship requires nurses to build interpersonal connections with patients and is made stronger by the nurses’ abilities to understand their own selves and by being culturally aware. One of the biggest cultural differences which impacts the nurse’s ability to communicate effectively in the development of the helpful patient-nurse relationship is when the patient speaks a different language than the nurse. According to Stein-Parbury (2009), the characteristics of the helpful patient-nurse relationship are social versus professional relationships, interpersonal distance versus involvement, therapeutic superficiality versus intimacy, and mutuality and reciprocity....   [tags: interpersonal connections, health-care, nursing]

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Cultural Competence and Patient Care Outcomes

- Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Understanding Culture 3. Case Study/Demographics 4. The Diagnosis 5. The Procedure 6. Nurse/Patient barriers 7. Possible defects in the delivery of care 8. Ways to promote cultural awareness 9. The procedure revisited 10. Conclusion Introduction Working as a research nurse at the Ohio State University, I often encounter patients that are from different cultures. Ohio State University is known for their advance research in Leukemia....   [tags: culture, nursing, diversity, cultural differences]

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Early Childhood Education For English Language Learners

- Effective Instruction in Early Childhood Education for English Language Learners Early Childhood Education is the foundation for children’s academic and personality development. Among all the children in the Unites States, there is a growing population of children whose primary language is not English (Tabors, 1998, p.20). This has highlighted the importance of finding effective strategies to teach in the classroom, to interact with parents, and to assess students’ progress when teaching English Language Learners....   [tags: English language, Second language]

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Nursing Reflection: Non-English Speaking Patients

- For any mother the birth of a newborn child can be a challenging experience. As nurses it is part of our job to ensure their experience is positive. We can help do this by providing the information they will need to affective care for their newborn. This information includes topics such as, breastfeeding, jaundice, when to call your doctor and even how to put your baby to sleep. When the parents have an understanding of these topics before discharge it can largely reduce their natural anxiety accompanied with the transition to parenthood....   [tags: Nursing Reflection Essay]

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Chronic Illness and Patient-doctor Communication: Annotated Bibliography

- Cerimagic, S. (2013). Cross-cultural effects on cancer patient-doctor communication. European Journal of Business and Social Sciences, 1 (12), 192-200. In this qualitative research, Cerimagic aims at determining whether a patient’s culture, language, and race affect the quality of the patient-doctor relationship and communication. The researcher used a secondary analysis methodology in order to conduct a systematic review of existing literature and past research findings. Thease recent and past researches produced the complications that resulted from cultural differences and its effects on health care provider-patient communication and relationships....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]

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The Nurse to Patient Ratio is Important

- An English Nurse who laid the foundation for professional nursing, Florence Nightingale stated, “It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.” Acute care facilities try to maintain low costs and employ quality nurses, making the nurse-to-patient ratio become more of an issue with patient care. Nearly every person’s health care experience involves the contribution of a registered nurse, and the effects of not having an appropriate nurse to patient minimum ratio affects not only the patient and nurse physically, medically, but also the hospital financially....   [tags: Nursing Essays]

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The Importance of Communication for Patient Care

- Communication is the beginning steps to providing an individual with patient care. Patient care can be interrupted when there is a lack of communication or a misunderstanding, unfortunately any disruption can lead to adverse events and/or death. Clinical communication is very different from the basic elements of effective communication. Health care communication also requires seven essential steps as opposed to basic communication which requires fewer steps. Health care communication and adherence improves by building physician-patient relationship....   [tags: health, relationship, compliance]

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Euthanasia Is The Painless Killing Of A Patient

- I do not agree with Peter Singer, for the most part. Some of the agreements he and Johnson talked about were and had decent topics. Unfortunately, the main topic I do not agree with at all, only under certain circumstances. For example, Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in a coma. I feel as if the Euthanasia should not only be the doctors, and or parents’ choice of their children’s death. If they feel that their child will never wake back up from a coma or if they know that their baby is in so much pain, that they would rather be dead than to stay alive....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Infant, Medical ethics]

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The Problem Of English Language Learners

- “English-language learners, or ELLs, are students who are unable to communicate fluently or learn effectively in English…” (Edglossary). ELLs are not a group that can be swept under the carpet of The Common Core or No Child Left Behind. The school system may not be ready to educate them but shouldn’t claim the equality in their education. Parents, Teachers and Students all have an opinion on the matter but when will it change. Through research its been noted that parents and teachers aren’t optimistic or open minded toward ELLs....   [tags: Teacher, Education, No Child Left Behind Act]

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Nursing Care For The Patient With Disturbed Sleep Pattern

- Nursing Care for the Patient with Disturbed Sleep Pattern Lorelei Martin Waukesha County Technical College 10/20/14 Nursing Care for the Patient with Disturbed Sleep Pattern Sleep is important and necessary for quality mental and physical health as well as quality of life and safety (NHLBI, 2012). People with sleep deficiency are at an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents, are prone to reduced work productivity, and have decreased levels of concentration (Hedges, 2012). Continued sleep deficiency can raise one’s risk for chronic health problems (NHLBI, 2012)....   [tags: Sleep, Circadian rhythm, Sleep disorder]

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The Responsibilities of Nurses When Providing Patient Education

- Patient education is a process of providing patients and their families with information, knowledge and skills that are necessary for the management of their health and illness concerns (Park, 2005). It is the responsibility of nurses to follow the teaching process when providing patient education. They includes assessing the patient educational needs, planning an educational session, implementing the plan, and evaluating the educational process. Obstacles to teaching and learning are those that confront nurses in the educational process....   [tags: teaching, planning, obstacles]

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Team Performance: Improve Patient Safety and Quality

- Outline I. Background II. Literature Review III. Nursing Implications IV. Strategies to Address Issue V. Conclusion Background A culture of safety requires the commitment of leadership to positively impact outcomes. Recent emphasis on the new CMS guidelines and third party reimbursement initiatives associated with patient outcomes, has grabbed the attention of leadership at all healthcare organizations. Additionally, our system wide organization’s employee culture of safety survey has shown that communication and teamwork are areas were improvements are needed....   [tags: Literature Review, Nursing Implications]

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Patient 's Culture : A Mexican Girl Who Was Born

- Patient’s culture: MY is a Mexican girl who was born in the US fifteen years ago. She speaks English and Spanish very fluently, but she prefers to communicate with her mother in Spanish. Throughout the time, that I provided care for MY, she preferred to communicate with me in English. MY expressed her concern about missing her mom’s food during her hospitalization. Her mom stayed with her most of the time, so she was not able to bring her any homemade food from home. MY has a very close relationship with her sisters and parents and she likes to get together with family and friends....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Mother, Father]

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Patient 's Culture : A Mexican Girl Who Was Born

- Patient’s Culture: MY is a Mexican girl who was born in the U.S. fifteen years ago. She speaks English and Spanish very fluently, but prefers to communicate with her mother in Spanish. However, in time I have provided care for MY, she prefers to communicate with me in English. MY expressed her concern about missing her mom’s food during her hospitalization. Her mom stayed with her most of the time, so she was not able to bring her any homemade food from home. MY has a very close relationship with her sisters and parents and she likes to get together with family and friends....   [tags: Family, Nuclear family, Mother, Father]

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Mentoring in an Acute In-patient Mental Health Ward

- In this essay I am going to discuss the key enabling traits required by a mentor (Morton-Cooper and Palmer, 2005). I will analysis the different ways I have utilized these enabling traits as a mentor to influence the successful mentoring of my third year student in an acute in-patient mental health ward. The essay will be supported with relevant educational theory. Finally, I will reflect and evaluate on my performance as a mentor. Mentoring is an important role to undertake as a nurse, formally or informally in once professional life....   [tags: Mentoring Essays]

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Euthanasia And The English Medical Word Euthanasia

- Life is viewed as a beautiful and fascinating experience, but once this wonderful appearance of life is taken away from you, the will to live diminishes. Although we would all love to live a long and healthy life, many people are unable to do so when diagnosed with a terminal illness. As the illness begins to take over your body and brings only pain and suffering, death, what most of us fear, sometimes looks a lot more peaceful than life. When someone is terminally ill, I believe that everyone should have the right to die when they no longer can live....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Suffering, Suicide]

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Patient Non-Compliance and Shared Decision Making in Medical Field

- If you hang around in healthcare long enough, eventually your paths will cross with a non-compliant patient, which for the record is not the same as non-adherence patient. A non-compliant patient is defined as; “patient behaviors” that frequently interferes with the effectiveness of treatment for a variety of medical conditions and can have serious medical consequences. While non-adherence is, simply doing medial tasks incorrectly and overtime may jeopardize a patient's outcome. Defining Patient Non-Compliance In defining a patient’s non-compliant behavior the four criteria have been suggested: 1) Is the patient’s medical problem potentially serious or does it pose significant risk to life;...   [tags: Doctor, Legal, Decisions]

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Stroke Patients

- One quiet morning, a week before high school graduation, my mother screamed my name. Something about her tone scared me, so I ran to see what the matter was. My grandfather had slid off the bed and defecated in his clothes. She thought his bowel movement was an accident and wanted me to help her get my grandfather in the shower. As I knelt to help her, I noticed the asymmetry in his face and recalled a stroke pamphlet in the doctor’s office, so I asked him to move his arms. He raised his right arm on cue, but could not move his left....   [tags: Physician, Patient, Cancer, Medicine]

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Lucy Osburn : An English Nurse Born At Leeds

- Lucy Osburn was an English nurse born at Leeds. She had been trained at The School of Nursing – founded by Florence Nightingale – that had been attached St Thomas’ Hospital and Kaiserwerth Hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany, a hospital that had greatly impacted Florence Nightingale’s ideology as a young nurse. After Henry Parkes, the Premier of New South Wales at that time, requested Florence Nightingale for trained nurses in order to reform nursing in New South Wales and introduce Florence Nightingale’s style of nursing to Australia and train nurses for hospitals around the country, Lucy was appointed as the lady superintendent with a salary of £150, and together with 5 other trained nurses se...   [tags: Nursing, Florence Nightingale, Health care, Nurse]

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The Importance of Multicultural Population in the Medical Field

- America’s multicultural patient population is growing fast. Providing care culturally diverse population is a challenge among healthcare providers. Care the patient as per their own cultural values, beliefs, and practices is critical to bring high quality healthcare. Diversity among healthcare professionals can create multicultural work place conflicts which can alter the work place harmony. In order to maximize the healthcare outcomes, healthcare providers must aware about how to provide care for culturally diverse populations and should create a work place that embrace diversity among healthcare providers....   [tags: patient, values, beliefs, popluation, healthcare]

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Student Leadership At Richmond Radio Station

- Surrounded by alphabetized CD’s and vinyl, I fostered a friendship with a sixty-something year old named Paul who has been a part of WDCE (the University of Richmond radio station) for two and a half decades. When I first joined the station, it was hard to imagine he and I would have much in common. However, it was not long until our weekly radio station meetings had us talking like old friends. Paul has two children, a wife whom he adores, and a never ending love of jazz. The station is a place that helped him get through the rough times and is a motivator for what lies ahead....   [tags: Physician, Patient, Internal medicine, Hospital]

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Treatment Plan For The Hospital

- Almost every year she had to go to the hospital , and every time she was admitted with a whole different scenario. From something as little as a fever to something as dreadful as a miscarriage, she suffered greatly. Every time she went to the hospital, I witnessed a different story. As I went to my mom 's room, the only question that came to my mind was : Who will be taking care of her . How long is the treatment plan. And some other thoughts that just battled me. Seeing someone whom you love soo much in a great pain, and can not do anything about it , is just heartbreaking....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Health care, Patient]

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Patient With Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

- Introduction: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease, which is getting more prevalent due to an increasing population of the old people aged over 65.[1] It is estimated that AD will affect 66 million by 2030 and 115 million by 2050 around the world if no effective therapeutic strategies can be achieved.[2] Clinically, AD is featured by cognitive impairment, progressive disturbance of activities of daily living, and large quantities of neuropsychiatric symptoms and behavioral deterioration.[3-8] AD is not only devastating suffering for the patients, but also for the caregivers....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis]

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Needed For Provide Adequate Nursing Care For All Nurses Must Understand And Establish Culture Respect And Awareness

- To be able to deliver adequate nursing care to all, nurses must understand and establish culture respect and awareness. Nurses and all health care professional must demonstrate cultural competency, cultural sensitivity. Nurses must understand that different cultures have different customs and beliefs and nurses must know how to deliver correct nursing care to these different individuals. Culture refers to the collective deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs values, attitude, meanings, hierarchies, religion, roles relations, and possessions attained by a small or large group of people in the course of generations through individuals and groups....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Patient]

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Register, Discourse and Genre Analysis When Teaching English for Specific Purposes

- 1. Introduction English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is an umbrella term to refer to teaching of language in academic and occupational contexts. Needs analysis and use of specific language in target contexts are the absolute characteristics of an ESP programme. Hence the notions of register, discourse and genre become central to ESP. 2. Register Register refers to "a variety of language distinguished according to use" (Halliday, McIntosh, and Strevens, 1964:89). This concept disassociated itself from the premise that English of a specific subject is different from others in terms of its lexicogrammar....   [tags: genre analysis, language, academic purpose]

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Research Study for Patient Perceptions During Hospital Stay

- RESEARCH DESIGN It is generally accepted that, the usefulness and acceptability of any research outcome is contingent on the data collection procedure, quality of data generated and the suitability and pertinence of the statistical tools used for analysis (Popoola, 2000). For the purpose of this study’s usefulness, a combination of descriptive, exploratory and survey designs were employed. The descriptive research seeks to determine the relationship between variables and also determine the frequency with which something occurs....   [tags: design, questionairre, enviornment]

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The Care for Children in Early Modern English Society

- The Care for Children in Early Modern English Society Early modern English child rearing practices like wet-nursing, swaddling, prescriptive literature and apparent lack of parental emotional attachment has caused much discussion, regarding the care of children. Philippe Aries and Lawrence Stone used these ideas, amongst others, to suggest that parents did not care for their children. Their ideas have been challenged by a number of historians who argue that, through research of first hand accounts in diaries and official records, it is clear that children were cared for and even though these practices appear to our modern society as uncaring and cruel they were, i...   [tags: Papers]

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English Speech Against Physical Punishment of Children

- English Speech Against Physical Punishment of Children Good Morning/Afternoon ladies, gentlemen and chairperson. I am also arguing against the motion that states, this house believes that physical punishment including smacking young children is wrong. I am a firm believer that a short, sharp smack can keep children under control. This doesn’t mean they should be beaten up or even marked, but strict and fair punishment will benefit a child in the long run. Please picture this scene: a young child of around 3 years is having a temper tantrum in the middle of a busy high street because his mum won’t buy him a toy car....   [tags: Papers]

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Interpersonal Communication Skills

-  Communication is the desire to be understood and is to indicate to the human nature (Davis,2005). All of the patients the nurses attend to are either petrified of hospitals and their surrounding, or simply calm with in the surroundings. Effective communication can simply eliminate or severely reduce anxiety with in the anxious patients. The reasons for interpersonal communication allows us to express our personalities whilst still in the work force and why it is so important. Throughout this essay it will be arguing the present issues surrounding the hospital setting and how interpersonal communication can have positive and negative affects....   [tags: Human Nature, Nurse, Patient, Doctor, Anxiety]

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The Good Death During The Civil War

- The other way the families tried to maintain the Good Death was through embalming. “Embalming offered families a way to combat at least some the threats the war posed to the principles of the Good Death (Faust 93).” The undertakers during the Civil War took advantage of the grieving families in search of the Good Death for their soldiers. Not every family received a letter, not every family knew when or where their soldier died, and not every family had comfort that their soldier received the Good Death....   [tags: Death, Patient, Physician, Hospital]

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Physician Assisted Suicide : A Tragedy Or A Privilege

- Kayla Brewer Mrs. Ford English 5-6 12 February, 2015 Suicide, or Murder Physician assisted suicide is very dramatic, it can either be a tragedy, or a privilege. Physician assisted suicide is when a physician provides a painless way to end a patient 's life because of a painful and terminal illness. w This type of procedure occurs when a patient wants to stop putting their bodies through painful surgeries, operations and procedures and wants to give up and end their life. Physician assisted suicide is an option given to individuals by state law in Oregon, Vermont, and Washington....   [tags: Death, Suffering, Suicide, Patient]

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Health Care Services with Different Ethnic Groups

- ... The household annual income ranges from 32,000-38,000 dollars per year. And certainly she doesn’t have a health insurance. She lives in a low socioeconomic area with her primary language is Spanish and very limited English. She has less than high school education level and low medical literacy. Regarding social organization, she values Hispanic culture which emphases the importance of the extended family. That means the family includes many people in their extended families, not only parents and siblings, but grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, close friends and godparents of the family’s children (Padilla & Villalobos, 2007)....   [tags: nurse, bias, patient, defects]

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How Cancer Affects The Human Body

- Shihanah Alhusayni Professor Killebrew English 203 18 September 2015 SAlhusayni203Expository Everyone is susceptible to cancer, and there are shocking numbers of cancer patients, especially elders. According to D.S. Albert and L.M. Hess, ”there are over 8.1 million cases of cancer diagnosed per year world wild” (2). Therefore, we have to know what cancer is, how it affects the human body, and we have to be aware of it causes and understand how it can be related or leading to cancer. We most also acknowledge cancer preventions to live a longer, healthier, and happier life....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis, Patient]

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Prosthetic Heart Valve Replacement and a Case Study Article Analysis

- Background Prosthetic heart valve replacement is performed in several hundred thousand patients per year worldwide and is recommended for many patients with severe valvular heart disease. Bioprosthetic heart valves and mechanical heart valves are the two major valve types. Mechanical valves are more durable than bioprosthetic valves but require lifelong anticoagulant therapy with vitamin K antagonists (warfarin) due to persistent risk of thrombosis and stroke. Warfarin has a narrow therapeutic window and requires frequent monitoring such as international normalized ratio (INR) and restrictions on food, drugs and alcohol....   [tags: Medicine, Dosage, Patient]

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Issues Influencing Nursing Practice

- Consent is a vital factor within nursing practice as it will gain trust and respect from the patient, which is essential for giving high quality care as a nurse (Nurse and Midwifery Council, 2010). Consent must be obtained from the service user to give the nurse permission to care for them and come in to any physical contact. To support this, the Nurse and Midwifery Council (NMC) have put guidelines in place for the nurses to follow, as it is part of their code of conduct. Debatable arguments of why consent is important within adult nursing and child nursing will be discussed in this assignment, as well as the similarities and differences....   [tags: Consent, Patient Respect, Nurses]

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Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School

- Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School I observe at Roosevelt Middle School, which is in River Forest, in Mrs. Braun’s sixth grade English class on Tuesdays in the morning. As I have observed, I have noticed that the classroom is student-centered. During computer time, Mrs. Braun focused more on helping the students get into the computer program to start the assignment than on having enough time to get the assignment done. Several times, Mrs. Braun gave helpful comments on how to do things on the computer or in the program, such as how to install automatic spell check....   [tags: Teaching Education Class Observation]

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Hospital Consumer Assessment Of Healthcare Providers And Systems

- The reason for the controversy of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems, referred to as HCAHPS (pronounced “H-caps”), is the tie that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) placed between the scores of the assessment and healthcare reimbursement (Westbrook, Babakus, & Grant, 2014). There are two sides to consider when addressing HCAHPS/Press Ganey surveys as they directly affect hospital reimbursement. Patient satisfaction, quality of care, and how they portray their hospital stay contributes to the reimbursement that hospital receives....   [tags: Health care provider, Patient, Hospital]

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The Discovery Of An Outdated Freezer

- The July air was heavy in Philadelphia and my body, having the cooling mechanism of an outdated freezer, was struggling to keep up with the humidity. Using what little was left of my endurance, I made the thirty-minute walk from the bus stop and headed for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where I had my internship. At the office, I was rewarded with a break from arranging patient billing and shadowed Dr. Arya’s clinical studies for the first time, which felt more refreshing than a cool glass of water ever could....   [tags: Patient, Physician, Organic chemistry, Medicine]

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Cultural Sensitivity, Knowledge, and Skills from Nurses

- ... Being understanding of differences will not only broaden her own horizons, but also will help her to become a better nurse. A cultural competent nurse should ask questions and listen carefully to the answers in order to better understand the cultural diversity issues in health care that affect her patient. This approach emphasizes the patient’s role in promoting his wellness and in his responsibility for his own care. Being sensitive and showing respect for different cultural patients are nurses’ job (Quan, nd)....   [tags: patient, culture, beliefs, values, health]

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The Definition Of The Term Power

- The term power has a variety of definitions. According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, the first definition of power refers to “the ability or capacity to act or do something effectively”, also include “a capacity, faculty, or aptitude,” (“power. (n.d.) In medical term is refers as “the ability to influence other people despite their resistance,” (Whitehead, Weiss, & Tappen, 2010). There are several sources of power, some of them are authority, reward, expertise, and coercion....   [tags: Management, Patient, Empowerment, Decision making]

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What Makes Me Who I Am?

- Over the past few weeks, working on the various aspects of this assignment elicited many revelations about what makes me who I am, how these factors create privilege in my life, and how that affects my personal and professional relationships. Through class readings, experiencing vulnerability, trust, and responsibility while creating plaster of paris masks, and decorating my mask to reflect the person I hope to bring to practice, I feel confident about the person I am and how to highlight the positives while minimizing the negatives in my own nursing practice....   [tags: Nursing, Health care, Patient, Sociology]

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Is It A Patient?

- Katz Index of Independence in Activities of Daily Living is utilized to assess whether or not a patient is able to live alone independently or needs assistance from others. This assessment tool allows the nurse to assign one point based on how many activities, such as “bathing, toileting, dressing, transferring, continence, and feeding,” the patient can do independently, (Tabloski, 2010, p. 14). R.H. was assessed using this assessment tool. He scored a six which indicates that he is fully independent....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing care plan, Patient, Assessment]

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Attending Medical School And Becoming A Doctor

- Attending medical school and becoming a doctor would fulfill a lifelong goal for me. Starting at a very young age, I have always been very interested in the sciences, particularly anatomy. As a child, all of my family members would poke fun at me for wanting to go with them to their doctor’s appointment just to look at the anatomical models or posters that might be there. My college education only furthered my fascination with how the human body works; everything from the molecular to systemic levels....   [tags: Physician, Patient, Doctor, Primary care physician]

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Inadequate Communication

- With 47 million people in the United States unable to speak English and 21 million people with limited English proficiency (LEP), the issue of inadequate communication has become a considerable problem for healthcare providers (U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration, 2003). This does not account for the thousands of Americans who have hearing loss and use American Sign Language (ASL) as their primary form of interaction (Mitchell, Young, Bachleda, & Karchmer, 2006). “Communication with patients is essential to providing quality medical care” (Bernard et al., 2006, p....   [tags: Limited English Proficiency]

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English And The English Language

- Because Ethiopia has more than eighty different languages, I was lucky enough the majority of my life to speak more than three languages: Gurage, Tigrinya and Amharic, but not English. Growing up I did not have the opportunity to learn English until fifth grade because public school did not teach English, unlike private school, which did. Private schools were only for privileged students. Until the age of eleven I did not know anything about English. During the summer of fourth grade I went to the U.S....   [tags: English language, United Kingdom, High school]

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Principles of Communicative Language Teaching

- I. Introduction Today English is the most popular international language in the world. Many countries chose English as a second language; and Vietnam is one of them. After Vietnam was approved as a World Trade Organization member since 2006, writing and speaking English are required skills to access higher education or to find a job. Many foreign companies have invested in our country. Therefore, English plays a very important role in our society and is an important subject as a mandatory course in Vietnamese education system....   [tags: english language, vietnam]

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The Three Prestigious Honors Classes—

- Margaret Mead once quipped, “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Indeed, there is not much that differentiates me from my fellow pupils; I am honest, passionate, patient, and observant. However, it is not only through sheer personality traits that make me a model applicant for Honor classes—I possess unique intentions that differ from that of an ordinary student’s. By applying for all three Honor classes, I hope to recuperate my absent zeal towards History, establish a basis for my future career in medicine, and further enhance both my English abilities and immense reverence for writing....   [tags: education, english, history]

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Personal Experience: Bad Hand Writing

- ... However, that journal is for my English classes so it is more like a task, not a hobby. Hence, most of the time when I’m done with the class, I also stop writing journal. Moreover, I seldom reread those journals because every time it is mandatory that I write a journal for a class, the teacher also requires me to have a new notebook. Thus, I have many journals but each journal does not contain much, and it is hard for me to keep all these notebooks. Luckily, I just found myself writing journal again recently....   [tags: time, journal, english classes]

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Commentary on Act 1 of the book Translations by Brian Friel

- Commentary on Act 1 of the book Translations by Brian Friel The opening paragraph of the play Translations tells us in great detail about where the play is set. It is set in a hedge-school, which was a disused barn or hay-shed. The opening of the play makes us see that there are two means of isolation. The language binds together the community and in this play we will see how differences in language split society. Manus is teaching Sarah to speak as the play begins. He is being very patient with her and he thinks that it is important to teach her to articulate, 'Come on, Sarah....   [tags: English Literature]

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Discuss Eliot’s treatment of the theme of the modern city in

- Discuss Eliot’s treatment of the theme of the modern city in Preludes. Also refer to The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock if you wish. In both ‘Preludes’ and ‘The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, the modern city is one of the main themes. Eliot’s fascination with the modern city could stem from the fact that he was an American, and so when he moved to England in 1915, the modern city was a part of England of which he was in awe. Eliot was also influenced by the French poet, Charles Baudelaire who explored the poetic possibilities of “the more sordid aspects of the modern metropolis.” I believe that this is what Eliot is doing in Preludes; I believe he is exploring the poetic possibilities of...   [tags: English Literature]

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Patient With Dermatomyositis

- Physical therapy is an evolving field and with the current push for direct access, physical therapists must have the skill set to recognize problems that fall outside their scope of care. Therefore, physical therapists must possess a background in recognizing the signs and symptoms of systemic infection and also be able to refer to the appropriate medical personnel. Dermatomyositis, is a condition that could be encountered by a physical therapist in a direct access situation, as it may mask as a musculoskeletal pathology in its early stages.1 Dermatomyositis CASE DISCRIPTION: Patient history and Systems Review A 30 year old Caucasian female was admitted on 10/17/2013 to an inpatient reha...   [tags: Patient Diagnosis]

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Differences Between Speaking And Writing

- Introduction to the differences between speaking and writing in English in a variety of contexts, when considering varieties of English. Language is far more than simply a form of communication between humans, it is the growth of a common understanding on the meaning and value of something. [] Language is expressed in a wide variety of ways; orally, written form, pictures and art, through facial expressions, body language, posture as well as one’s physical actions....   [tags: English language, Linguistics, Writing, Language]

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