324 SPR 2011 Jackie Roberts Genre Paper Genres in Pharmacy

324 SPR 2011 Jackie Roberts Genre Paper Genres in Pharmacy...

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Running head: GENRES IN PHARMACY 1 Genres in the Field of Pharmacy Jackie Roberts North Dakota State University
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GENRES IN PHARMACY Abstract This paper will be looking at genre elements within scientific documents in great detail. Members of a specific field generally do not depend on a single genre for communication (Orlikowski & Yates, 1994). Using several genres within a field of study is common and understanding the differences between theses genres can be important. An explanation of a pharmacist will be given to start things off. This is then followed by an explanation of genre and the use of genre repertoire within a community. Using this information, an analysis of three genre elements will then be applied to different documents found in a pharmacy setting that a pharmacist encounters on a daily basis. The three elements being analyzed will include 1) the writer’s intended audience, 2) the main purpose of each document, and 3) the writer’s content within each document. The three documents these elements are being applied to are 1) a prescription called in by a doctor and handwritten by a pharmacist, 2) counseling patients on the prescribed drug with the aid of a drug information handout, and 3) a controlled substance log kept by all pharmacists.
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GENRES IN PHARMACY Genres in the Field of Pharmacy Genres within a specific community can be crucial when trying to communicate effectively and send a clear message. The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast three different documents within the field of pharmacy. These genres differ in many aspects, including the audience, the purpose, as well as the content. In an interview with a co-worker, Pharmacist Stephanie Corwin, I was able to gain some knowledge on what a pharmacist actually does and some of the key genres used within the field. To start off the interview she first stated, “We do not really write anything.” Let’s take a look and see if this is really true. (S. Corwin, personal communication, September 29, 2010). Writing in Pharmacy Pharmacists are a crucial aspect to the medical industry. In this first section a brief description will be given to get a feel for what a pharmacist actually does. The responsibilities of the pharmacist, where a pharmacist can work, as well as the kinds of writing a pharmacist encounters will be included to help in this understanding. In the interview with Stephanie, a pharmacist at Wal-Mart Pharmacy, I learned some valuable information about some of the writing done in the pharmacy. As mentioned previously, Stephanie first stated that pharmacists do not write that much on a daily basis. This statement is fairly accurate. The main responsibility of a pharmacist is to interact with the patients verbally; however, a few different genres are found within a pharmacy. After further discussion with Stephanie, the conclusion was made that pharmacists do conduct some writing; however it is not as clearly visible as in other professions (S. Corwin, personal communication, September 29, 2010).
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