Health communication in the 21st century

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Blackwell Pub., Oct 24, 2007 - Fiction - 344 pages
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An extensive overview offering insight into both the current thinking and some lesser researched topics in the field of health communications.
  • A new textbook exploring the rapidly growing area of health communication theory and practice, integrating health communication research with communication theory
  • Brings together an author team who have a wealth of experience across a diverse range of health communication issues, creating an unrivalled breadth of coverage
  • Provides strategies for hospitals, HMOs and other health care institutions to effectively communicate with patients
  • Covers a broad range of topics, from the role of new technologies in health communication and spirituality and health, to community health programs and issues among the growing population of older adults
  • Includes student-friendly features, such as chapter summaries, discussion questions, and a glossary

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Overview of Communication and Health
ProviderPatient Communication
Caregiving and Communication

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About the author (2007)

Kevin B. Wright is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma.

Lisa Sparks is Professor of Communication at Chapman University, Orange, CA. She is Editor of Communication Research Reports and serves on numerous editorial boards including Journal of Applied Communication Research and Communication Quarterly.

H. Dan O’Hair is a Presidential Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Oklahoma where he teaches organizational communication, conflict management and communicating in healthcare organizations.

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