Dr Nel Shah Rhetorical Analysis

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Thesis: Dr. Neel Shah adequately conveys his argument by using proper word choice and elements such as personal credibility, expression of emotion, and facts.

Throughout the article Are hospitals the safest place for healthy women to have babies? obstetrician, Neel Shah addresses the topic with ease. Dr. Shah not only brings awareness to different arguments, but he expands on them in a way to aid his opposition. Shah doesn’t only provide details and evidence, but he brings an insight to an obstetrician’s point of view. Doctor Shah develops his argument by personal credibility. Shah is an obstetrician, and an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School. Not only does Shah mention his view on c-sections and hospital views, but he credits other obstetricians and scientists as well. In the article, he credits guidelines made by UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(NICE) and how they believe women should ‘’go back to the way things were.’’ NICE proposes that there are ‘’significant benefits’’ to this and it’s even safer. Shah even correlates these guidelines to the US and UK’s healthcare systems. He takes notice to the quality of healthcare in the United States and the rebuttal received from the guidelines of NICE. ‘’I soon realized that this rebuttal largely hinged on flaws
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Shah addresses the reader with caring motives and understanding of how physically demanding and life-changing pregnancy can be. ‘’I am acutely aware that even women with healthy pregnancies can develop life-threatening hemorrhage, fetal distress, or other unanticipated emergencies during labor.’’
Shah recognizes the risk associated with pregnancy and tells the reader of his concerns. He even recognizes the amount of financial expenses and stress associated with C-sections. ‘’Nearly, half of the of the caesareans we do in the US currently appear to be

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