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Dispatched and Responding

Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services

Routledge – 2019 – 196 pages

Series: ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication

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    978-1-13-809744-5
    August 30th 2018
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Description

Dispatched and Responding: Rhetorical Work in Emergency Medical Services illustrates how the power of rhetoric, specifically the inventional and stabilizing processes of rhetorical work, facilitates communication practices in unpredictable workplaces. Like other communicators who work in dynamic workplaces, EMS professionals are responsible for gathering, remembering, and communicating a large amount of information while simultaneously making treatment decisions, treating patients, and transporting them to hospitals, all of which can change depending on a patient’s condition and needs. As a result, their workplace can be unstable. The book provides a rhetorical framework that scholars can use to research unstable communication practices and that practitioners can use to stabilize their unstable communication environments. Each chapter concludes by considering how the insights gleaned from EMS communication can guide research and practice in the technical and professional communication (TPC), the rhetoric of health and medicine (RHM), and EMS fields.

Author Bio

Elizabeth Angeli is assistant professor in Marquette University’s English Department. She specializes in rhetoric and composition, technical communication and the rhetoric of health and medicine. She also serves as the annotated bibliography editor for the Journal Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society.

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Categories: Technical Communication, Risk Communication, Health Communication