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She's Your Basic L.O.L. in N.A.D.

Abstract: Written by a physician who is also a writer, this article looks at the mind-bending jargon physicians use every day. She clearly shows how these nearly illegible acronyms become so common in the healthcare field th***** practitioners do not understand why nonprofessionals can***** figure them out immediately. Humorous and yet sad, the essay shows jargon serves a purpose, to "remove" the p*****tient from ***** physician, and this is surprising.

Klass' primary writing strategy is humor, but it is a d*****rk *****. The ***** starts out lightly enough, w*****h much of the medical ***** her essay concerns. However, as the ***** continues, ***** *****ne *****s darker, and it is clear Klass is concerned ab***** the jargon and its dehumanizing effects. ***** utilizes less offensive ***** to open the essay, (L.O.L = Little Old Lady), for example, and ********** uses an *****ecdote with her mother ***** show how the jargon has already taken over her speech. She uses ***** humor to make ***** reader more receptive to what they are reading, but also ***** make what follows more shocking, for the real reason behind the jargon ***** not funny at all.

Klass uses definition throughout the essay because she ***** to define the sometimes undecipher*****le jargon so the lay reader will understand it. For example, "adeno-C.A." is lung **********, and "to box" is ***** die. These are necessary defin*****ions for an au*****nce who ***** not medical, and ***** would have no idea what ***** is talking about. She uses narration throughout the essay too, to differentiate between the definitions and the background of ***** patients, and her own reaction ***** what she ***** learning, along ***** ***** conclusion ***** ***** jargon exists and ***** she feels about it.

Klass uses contrast quite subtly throughout her essay, just as she uses humor. The contrast in her essay is the ***** juxtaposed with the severity ***** many of the symptoms, ***** the light and uncaring attitude ***** interns take regarding human life. The ***** of *****, lack of empathy, and the situation of many ***** the patients *****s th***** essay ***** more powerful and yet still gets the point across that many young doctors seem to be tot*****y unconcerned ***** their *****, and their patients lives.

Doctors ***** healthcare professionals see death ***** day. In the 17th paragraph, Klass vividly *****s how most ***** workers deal with death and dying, they remove the emotional impact by de*****izing ***** patient with jargon ***** acronyms ***** have little to do with the real life, breathing patient before them. ***** vividly shows how people ***** deal ***** death every day ***** to manage it by making the ***** who die less than real, and the jargon they use turns them in***** meaningless "things" rat***** than someone's mother, father, husband, or wife. This may ***** be what the reader wants to know about health workers, but Klass is attempting ***** show ***** happens as healthcare ***** turn ***** students to professionals,


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