Health Communication in the 21st Century

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 5, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 360 pages
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This popular and engaging text on health communication is now revised and updated in a second edition that incorporates recent research and boasts new material on topics such as crisis communication, social disparities in health, and systemic reform.

  • Fully revised second edition of this popular and authoritative text
  • Includes fresh material on topics such as crisis communication, health care reform, global health issues, and political issues in health communication
  • New case studies, examples, and updated glossary keep the work relevant and student-friendly
  • Provides effective strategies for healthcare organizations and individuals in communicating with patients
  • Updated and enhanced online resources, including PowerPoint slides, test bank, and instructors manual, available upon publication at

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ProviderPatient Communication
Caregiving and Communication
Social Support and Health
Processes and Health
Culture and Diversity Issues in Healthcare
Communication and Healthcare Organizations
New Technologies and Health Communication
Mass Communication and Health
Risk and Crisis Communication
Marginalized Populations
Health Campaigns and Community Health
Interdisciplinary Healthcare Teams
Contexts Challenges wd ChCLiCQS
Looking Toward the Future of Health

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About the author (2012)

Kevin Bradley Wright is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Saint Louis University, USA. 

Lisa Sparks is Foster and Mary McGaw Endowed Professor in Behavioral Sciences at Chapman University, USA, and Full Faculty Member of the NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, Irvine.

H. Dan O’Hair is a Presidential Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma, USA.

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