Provides a review of the field of health communication and the kinds of evidence that have been collected concerning effective communication. This book also critically evaluates the kinds of training health professionals receive in communication skills and examines its relatively limited role in the curriculum.
Front Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Theories of health communication and theories of society; Chapter 2 The language of evidence: communicating about evidence in health care; Chapter 3 Communicating effectively: what works for whom; Chapter 4 The narratives of illness; Chapter 5 The consultation: towards a 'molecular sociology' of the health care encounter; Chapter 6 Teaching communication traditionally: chalk, talk and role plays; Chapter 7 New approaches to the teaching of communication: data-driven learning and experiential education Chapter 8 Communicating carefully: communicating about sensitive mattersChapter 9 Health education and communication: changing, informing, compliance and concordance; Chapter 10 Blip culture: the power of brief communication; Chapter 11 Conclusion; Index; PATIENT PARTICIPATION IN HEALTH CARE CONSULTATIONS; HEALTH COMMUNICATION: THEORY AND PRACTICE; Back Cover
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