Communication: Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Oct 31, 2012 - Medical - 392 pages
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This text introduces health sciences students to the various interpersonal communication skills that are commonly used within health settings to establish relationships with clients and fellow professionals, and improve therapeutic outcomes. It focuses on developing self awareness and skills for use in health settings and covers the types of scenarios commonly encountered in health settings that are rarely covered in generic professional communication texts. Perspectives and examples are drawn from a wide range of health professions. The book includes activities that will enable students to reflect on their experiences and practice using the skills.
  • Ancillary package including MCQs
  • Scenarios
  • Reflection questions
  • Health professions focus
  • Specific chapters on -
    • communicating with indigenous peoples
    • Culturally appropriate communication
    • Reflective practice
    • Self awareness
 

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Contents

Two Developing Awareness to Achieve Effective Communication in The Health Professions
46
Three Understanding and Managing Realities of Communication in the Health Professions
154
Persons
277
Glossary
353
Index
361
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