FINAL PROJECT:Structures and Arguments > A Patient Guide To Insulin Injections

Beginning: I will begin my patient guide by mentioning two different types of stories or situations. The first story will be about the difficulties with self-administering insulin injections. This story will allude to pathos by appealing to the problems that the younger 8-10 year old audience may have. The second situation will be about the embarrassment that may be associated with the insulin injections. This will appeal to pathos by introducing a situation that the 11-15 year old audience may find themselves in. I will then place a definitions paragraph after these situations. This paragraph will include descriptions of different types of insulin, such as slow-acting and fast-acting insulin.

Middle: The first section will cover the different types of biomedical devices for administering the insulin, such as syringes and insulin pens. The second section will be about selecting the injection site, followed by a section that provides information for rotating injection sites. The next section will be sets of directions for properly injecting insulin using the various mentioned medical devices. Within the set of directions will be tips for making the process more successful and less painful. The last middle section will address situations that may cause embarrassment for the injection user.

End: At the end, I will include an FAQ section about insulin injections. The FAQ section will also address common myths about insulin injections. Additionally, I will include a checklist that will help ensure that the audience understands the procedure.

LOGOS: I will use the credibility of data from various research conducted by Mike Lean, Dr. Mark Peyrot, Dr. Jonathan Thow, and Dr. Anders Frid. Some of these studies provides data supporting certain techniques for injecting insulin.

PATHOS: The two situations in the introduction will allude to pathos for the audience. The situation about the problems and worries with the injection process will allude to pathos by appealing to the problems that the younger 8-10 year old audience may have. The second situation appeal to pathos by introducing a situation that the 11-15 year old audience may find themselves in

ETHOS: I will use the credibility of BD and Company, American Association of Diabetes Educators, and Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. I will also use various research conducted by Mike Lean, Dr. Mark Peyrot, Dr. Jonathan Thow, and Dr. Anders Frid.

STRUCTURE: I will use three structures. The first will tell a story. The next will be a description and a set of directions. The final structures will be an FAQ section and a checklist.

GOAL: The goal is to guide the youth audience with diabetes on properly injecting insulin and to provide guidance in situations that they may face when injecting insulin.
May 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKM
KC -- looks like a good structure. Will you also find a way to direct readers and their families to better web-based sources? Perhaps you can redesign your sources section to really be for users, rather than an academic biography.

You can imagine that the readers are newly diagnosed AND/OR children nearing the age of responsibility for self injection.

Not sure if you need to consider this, but are you reading about insulin pumps? Let me know if you want to include brief information about this option too.
May 2, 2017 | Registered CommenterMarybeth Shea