The medical dictionary ‘tongue-in-cheek' edition

Show simple item record Green, Robin J. Hoffmann, Kelly S. Pentz, Adele 2014-03-13T07:51:56Z 2014-03-13T07:51:56Z 2013-12
dc.description.abstract Medical communication is often so formal, and one can't help thinking that sometimes a more light-hearted approach would be nice. We recently attended an advanced paediatric life support course in Pretoria (may we suggest that all doctors treating children should think of doing this course?), and on one of the days our group was in a silly mood. Attempting to describe perfusion in a child who isn't shocked but also doesn't have perfect perfusion, we came up with the term 'good-ish'. It felt so right, and everybody could identify with what we meant - '-ish': something that falls outside a medical tick-box; 'normal-ish': something's not quite right but one won't put one's medical head on the block; 'ok-ish': better, but who knows what will happen? en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.librarian ay2014
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dc.identifier.citation Green, RJ, Hoffmann, K & Pentz, A 2013, 'The medical dictionary ‘tongue-in-cheek' edition', South African Medical Journal, vol. 103, no. 12, pp. 881-882. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.7676
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.rights Health and Medical Publishing Group en_US
dc.subject Medical en_US
dc.subject Dictionary en_US
dc.subject Medical communication en_US
dc.subject 'Tongue-in-cheek' en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Communication in medicine -- South Africa en
dc.title The medical dictionary ‘tongue-in-cheek' edition en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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