Rhetorical Body Work: Professional Embodiment in Health Provider Education and the Technical Writing Classroom
Taylor & Francis
Technical Communication Quarterly
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This article introduces “rhetorical body work” as a framework for understanding professional embodiment in health provider education and technical and professional communication (TPC) pedagogy. Using the case study of clinical nursing simulations and drawing on sociological theory, I provide a detailed analysis of three components of rhetorical body work as they manifest in three simulation scenarios: physical, emotional, and discursive. I conclude by considering the implications of these findings for the embodied teaching of TPC.
Campbell, Lillian, "Rhetorical Body Work: Professional Embodiment in Health Provider Education and the Technical Writing Classroom" (2021). English Faculty Research and Publications. 562.
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Accepted version. Technical Communication Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2021): 157-173. DOI. © 2021Taylor & Francis. Used with permission.