Rhetorical Analysis Thomas

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Rhetorical Analysis of “A Phenomenologic Study of Chronic Pain” In “A Phenomenologic Study of Chronic Pain” Sandra P. Thomas, a well noted nurse, writer, and researcher gives her audience an inside look to what it’s like to live with chronic pain. The organization of the paper leads readers to the conclusion that chronic pain is a real disease that is not being given the necessary attention and the evidence provided gives hope to those living with chronic pain. The main objective in the health care field is to always improve the practice to benefit the patient as much as possible. While medicine has been able to bring us a long way, it has not yet made the human race immune to all that can harm us. Chronic pain is a very real disease that…show more content…
To begin with the conventional format for most health care literature is to present a problem and then follow up with ideas on how to solve that particular problem. Thomas provides an abstract, in which she discusses the problems faced when living with chronic pain. Gives methods which include samples and procedures, Reports on her own findings and gives “figural themes”. Gives an interpretation of those findings and concludes with an analysis of the findings. In her methods Thomas adds sub sections, in grey italics, which are worded strongly to make a strong connection with the reader. After this conventional set up, Thomas sets up discussion like paragraphs that leave room for the patients to disclose their lived experiences. Which she gives each central idea, brought up by the patients, the heading is also in grey italics and chooses a strong vocabulary to bring attention to the sub sections. By breaking down the purpose of the study, methods, findings, and discussions Thomas is able to further organize each sub-section into areas meant for the general audience, and those meant for the health care
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