Resa Lewiss, MD, FACEP
Writing well can be a struggle. As physicians, we tell ourselves that we aren’t good because we are math and science types, not language writer types. However, just as everyone can be a runner, everyone can be a writer. About three years ago, I read a piece that really synthesized how to write and provided me with quality basic tenets. One idea per sentence. Simple language. Avoid redundancy. Another piece, which builds upon these tenets, offers that health care providers have a story-telling imperative. It actually may be necessary that we write to keep balance and to stay healthy. We should read, edit, and write as regularly as possible. We will improve and we will feel better.