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Now in its fifth edition, Communicating About Health: Current Issues and Perspectives continues to live up to its long-standing reputation as the most dynamic and current exploration of health communication on the market. The book offers rich, current research and in-depth analysis of the cultural, social, and organizational issues that influence health communication and health advocacy. Communicating About Health is an indispensable resource for readers seeking to improve their communication abilities in fields related to health. This text explores health communication through the eyes of patients, care providers, health care leaders, campaign designers, and more. Readers will learn how culture, media, personal identity, technology, social networks, and other factors contribute to health and healing.

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Genre: Communication in medicine
Author: Athena DuPré
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2016-07-13
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 0190275685

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This text provides a research-based thorough overview of health communication, balancing theory with practical advice and examples that encourage students to further develop their own communication skills. In a broad survey of the field, approached from the perspectives of both caregiver and patient, it offers solid coverage of the history of health care, an examination of culture’s role in health and healing, and a look at current issues and challenges facing health care. The new edition includes expanded coverage of diversity among patients and of the impact of technology on health care communication today.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Athena DuPré
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Release: 2005
File: 390 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106018412681

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An ideal combination of communication theory and practical advice, Communicating About Health: Current Issues and Perspectives, Fourth Edition, is an indispensable resource for readers looking to improve their communication abilities in the health care field. Written by Athena du Pré--an experienced researcher and noted scholar--the text offers an excellent balance of theory and practice; research and pedagogy; coverage of patient/caregiver issues; and material on the current, historical, and philosophical backgrounds of communication in health care. In addition to enhancing features found in the previous edition, this new edition includes a greater emphasis on theory, narrative, and technology in order to reflect changes in the health industry. What's New to the Fourth Edition? * A new chapter--eHealth, mHealth, and Telemedicine--describes the global impact of smartphone and tablet technology, tailored health messages, and the Internet on the health industry * A new chapter, Health Care Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, and PR, provides in-depth coverage of the contributions and communication strategies involved in leadership, morale, service excellence, community engagement, and more * An expanded discussion of communication not only involves physicians and nurses but also pharmacists, allied health personnel, dentists, therapists, and others * New features--"Can You Guess?," "What Do You Think?," "Check It Out!," and "In Your Experience"--offer a higher level of engagement with students and stimulate critical thinking and discussion Support Package (contact your Oxford sales representative or call 800-280-0280 to request these resources) * An interactive website, known as a Prezi, is available for each chapter at www.oup.com/us/dupre and includes videos, activities, discussion questions, key points, and more. Suitable for use in class or online. * An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, available both in print and online at www.oup.com/us/dupre, features sample syllabi, test questions, self-assessment activities, background reading, and more.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Athena DuPré
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2013-08-02
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 0199990271

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Communication skills are essential to effective health promotion and public health practice. This textbook bridges the gap between health communication theory and health promotion and public health practice. It provides students and practitioners with the knowledge and skills they need to design, plan, implement and evaluate programmes and campaigns. Now in its second edition, topics covered in the book include: - Mass media - Diverse audiences - Evaluation - Media analysis - Campaign monitoring Case studies and interactive activities in each chapter encourage critical thinking and creative campaign design practice. It will be a valuable resource for students, lecturers and practitioners working across health promotion, public health, communication, media, healthcare and nursing fields. Nova Corcoran works as a Senior Lecturer in public health and health promotion at the University of Glamorgan.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Nova Corcoran
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2013-02-01
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781446275498

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This book is about communicating for health and social change. With a clear focus on public health and health promotion practice, it provides a unique introduction to media and cultural studies perspectives on health communication. Health Communication explores the dynamic world of contemporary mass media and diverse forms of alternative, mobile and social media: • How are communities using media to communicate about health and advocate for social change? • What are the challenges and opportunities involved with using the media for health communication? • How can health promotion practitioners utilise media to create opportunities for more participatory and empowering approaches to health communication? This indispensable guide to health communication provides readers with detailed and practical insights into the role of media and culture in contemporary health issues. Accessible theory is blended with case studies from around the world giving students, academics, and practitioners an invaluable framework for practice and a rich source of material for discussion.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Belinda Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release: 2014-12-02
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137478641

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Communicating Mental Health: History, Contexts, and Perspectives explores mental health through the lens of the communication discipline. In the first section, contributors describe the major contributions of the communication discipline as it pertains to a broader perspective and stigma of mental health. In the second section, contributors investigate mental health through various narrative perspectives. In the third and fourth sections, contributors consider many applied contexts such as media, education, and family. At the conclusion, contributors discuss the ways in which future inquiries regarding mental health in the communication discipline can be investigated. Scholars of health communication, mental health, psychology, history, and sociology will find this volume particularly useful.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Lance R. Lippert
Publisher: Lexington Books
Release: 2019-12-15
File: 388 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781498578028

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Real-Life Scenarios: A Case Study Perspective on Health Communication provides thirty-one cases co-written by leading scholars that reflect the most current and pressing research and practice in the field. The brevity and variety of cases offer a diverse range of perspectives withoutmonopolizing student reading time. Rather than providing expert analysis, each case is followed by key terms and questions that challenge students to interrogate communication patterns, stimulating critical thinking and introspection.Created by two leaders in the field, Athena du Pre is author of the leading health communication text Communicating About Health and Eileen Berlin Ray is an award-winning health communication scholar with many books to her credit. This book can be used on its own, as a supplement to any text, or asan accompaniment to du Pre's Communicating About Health.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Athena DuPré
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2017-11
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 019062325X

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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 www.wiley.com/go/wright

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Kevin B. Wright
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-11-05
File: 360 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118339831

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Effective health communication is a critical aspect of healthcare at both the individual and wider public level. Health practitioners are frequently involved in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of programs, campaigns, or policies in their work. This engaging new textbook explores current research and practice in the field and examines the knowledge and skills needed by health practitioners to promote and improve the health of the population.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Nova Corcoran
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2007-05-14
File: 220 Pages
ISBN-13: 1412924030

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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 http://whyhealthcommunication.com/whc_blog/ focuses on why communicating about health can make a difference in our health and our quality of life

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Roxanne Parrott
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2009-03-30
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781444310825

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