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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 that practitioners do not understand why nonprofessionals cannot figure them out immediately. Humorous and yet sad, the essay ***** jargon serves a purpose, to "remove" the p*****tient from the physician, ***** this is surprising.

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

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

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

***** ***** healthc***** pr*****essionals see death every day. In the 17th paragraph, Klass vividly ********** how most healthcare workers deal with death and dying, ***** remove the emotional impact by de*****izing ***** patient with jargon ***** acronyms that have little to do with the real life, breathing ***** before *****. ***** vividly shows how people who deal ***** death every day have ***** manage it by making the people who die less than real, and the jargon they use turns them into meaningless "things" rat***** than someone's *****, father, husband, or wife. This may not be what the reader wants to know about health w*****kers, but Klass is attempting to show what happens as healthcare workers turn from students to professionals,

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