Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

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John Wiley & Sons, May 11, 2009 - Medical - 194 pages
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Written by an award-winning researcher and professor whose work straddles the fields of communication and healthcare, Talking About Health explores the importance of health communication in the 21st century, and how it affects us all.
  • Organized around six key questions about health and communication:  How ‘Normal’ am I? What are My ‘Risk’ Factors? Why Don’t We Get ‘Care’? Is the Public Good ‘Good’ for Me? Who Profits from My Health? and What’s Politics Got to Do with It?
  • Provides readers with specific tools which which to better navigate the healthcare system
  • Translates what we know about communication and health into useful guidelines for everyday practice
  • Includes discussions of politics and healthcare, genetic testing, and alternative care
  • The author's blog focuses on why communicating about health can make a difference in our health and our quality of life

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How Normal Am I?
What Are My Risk Factors?
Why Dont We Get Care?
Is the Public Good Good for Me?
Who Profits from My Health?
Whats Politics Got to Do with It?

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About the author (2009)

Roxanne Parrott is Distinguished Professor at Pennsylvania State University, holding joint appointments in the Communication Arts & Sciences and the Health Policy & Administration departments. She is also a faculty member in the College of Medicine, for the Homeland Security Program.

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