Health Communication: Theory And Practice

Theory and Practice

Author: Berry, Dianne

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335218709

Category: Psychology

Page: 151

View: 9064

Why is effective communication important in health, and what does this involve? What issues arise when communicating with particular populations, or in difficult circumstances? How can the communication skills of health professionals be improved? Effective health communication is now recognised to be a critical aspect of healthcare at both the individual and wider public level. Good communication is associated with positive health outcomes, whereas poor communication is associated with a number of negative outcomes. This book assesses current research and practice in the area and provides some practical guidance for those involved in communicating health information. It draws on material from several disciplines, including health, medicine, psychology, sociology, linguistics, pharmacy, statistics, and business and management. The book examines: The importance of effective communication in health Basic concepts and processes in communication Communication theories and models Communicating with particular groups and in difficult circumstances Ethical issues Communicating with the wider public and health promotion Communication skills training Health Communicationis key reading for students and researchers who need to understand the factors that contribute to effective communication in health, as well as for health professionals who need to communicate effectively with patients and others. It provides a thorough and up to date, evidence-based overview of this important topic, examining the theoretical and practical aspects of health communication for those whose work involves communication with patients, relatives and other carers.
Posted in Psychology

Health Communication

From Theory to Practice

Author: Renata Schiavo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118040966

Category: Medical

Page: 464

View: 5809

Posted in Medical

Health Communication

Author: Richard K. Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387261168

Category: Medical

Page: 212

View: 4305

Designed as a textbook for classroom use Glossary and bibliograpy will be useful pedagogy
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Health Communication in the 21st Century

Author: Kevin B. Wright,Lisa Sparks,H. Dan O'Hair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118339835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 6403

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
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Essentials of Public Health Communication

Author: Claudia F. Parvanta,Professor and Chair Dept of Behavioral and Social Sciences University of the Sciences Philadelphia Pennsylvania Claudia Parvanta,David E. Nelson,Sarah A. Parvanta,Richard N. Harner

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449618634

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 8629

The field of communications is increasingly recognized as a powerful tool in addressing the world s most imperative public health challenges. Effective communication in health campaigns can inform, empower, or persuade individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles as well as foster public debate and policy change. Featuring a full chapter on informatics, this book is devoted to the competencies in health communication and informatics recommended by the Association of Schools of Public Health. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition."
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The Routledge Handbook of Health Communication

Author: Teresa L. Thompson,Roxanne Parrott,Jon F. Nussbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113693166X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 8378

The Routledge Handbook of Health Communication brings together the current body of scholarly work in health communication. With its expansive scope, it offers an introduction for those new to this area, summarizes work for those already learned in the area, and suggests avenues for future research on the relationships between communicative processes and health/health care delivery. This second edition of the Handbook has been organized to reflect the goals of health communication: understanding to make informed decisions and to promote formal and informal systems of care linked to health and well-being. It emphasizes work in such areas as barriers to disclosure in family conversations and medical interactions, access to popular media and advertising, and individual searches online for information and support to guide decisions and behaviors with health consequences. This edition also adds an overview of methods used in health communication and the unique challenges facing health communication researchers applying traditional methods to efforts to gain reliable and valid evidence about the role of communication for health. It introduces the promise of translational research being conducted by health communication researchers from multiple disciplines to form transdisciplinary theories and teams to increase the well-being of not only humans but the systems of care within their nations. Arguably the most comprehensive scholarly resource available for study in this area, the Routledge Handbook of Health Communication serves an invaluable role and reference for students, researchers, and scholars doing work in health communication.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Health Communication Message Design

Theory and Practice

Author: Hyunyi Cho

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412986559

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

View: 404

The desire to impact positive changes in individuals and society motivates many students, practitioners, and researchers of health communication. This one of a kind text offers guidance on how to design effective health communication messages. This book shows how to build theory-based messages and how to address the diverse characteristics of audiences. While integrating perspectives from public health and social marketing, this book clearly explains core health communication principles and processes for designing effective messages for health communication interventions and campaigns.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Global Public Health Communication

Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies

Author: Muhiuddin Haider

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763747763

Category: Medical

Page: 450

View: 9792

Public health officials are constantly dispensing important health information to the masses through various media outlets. This comprehensive, practical new book teaches important skills and techniques to communicate public health issues effectively, including: health communication in emergency preparedness; the importance of social marketing techniques; public-private partnerships; building direct links between communication and health service delivery by way of pragmatic strategies; maximizing information reach through interdisciplinary planning; and much more.
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Writing Health Communication

An Evidence-based Guide

Author: Charles Abraham,Marieke Kools

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1847871852

Category: Medical

Page: 175

View: 5513

Leaflets, information sheets and written materials designed to influence people's health-related behaviours often fail to achieve their aims. To improve such written materials we need to understand: (i) how people read and process information, (ii) how to design persuasive messages, (iii) how to make written text easy to use and (iv) how to change behaviour. Writing for Health Communication: An Evidence-Based Guide for Professionals is a practical guide to producing effective written materials. The book presents easy-to-understand, evidence-based guidance on providing information, presenting persuasive messages and promoting behaviour change. Topics include: - Message framing, - Use of fear appeals, - Tailoring messages, - Using graphics, - Behaviour change Each chapter is illustrated with examples - including both good and bad practice and covering a range of health topics. For students and professionals in healthcare, health psychology, health education and promotion, and public health, Writing for Health Communication: An Evidence-Based Guide for Professionals is an invaluable guide to best practice.
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Health Communication

Theoretical and Critical Perspectives

Author: Ruth Cross,Sam Davis,Ivy O'Neil

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745697763

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 9611

Health communication is key to promoting good population and individual health outcomes. As the field has developed, there is a growing need for a critical appraisal of the ideologies and theories underpinning health communication in order to ensure effective practice. This book clearly situates health communication within its social context. It provides a critical overview of three key disciplinary areas – education, psychology and communication. Drawing on international examples throughout, the book challenges the underlying assumptions that drive the design and delivery of health promotion interventions. The authors argue that health communication is inherently political and pay close attention to issues of power, ethics and inequality throughout the text. This book will be valuable for those students at all levels who require a critical perspective, as well as practitioners in health communication and health promotion. With reference to detailed examples and annotated suggestions for further reading, the book is an accessible resource for analysing contemporary health communication.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Health Communication

Theory, Method, and Application

Author: Nancy Grant Harrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134063636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

View: 2836

Health Communication provides coverage of the major areas of interest in the field of health communication, including interpersonal, organizational, and health media. It takes an in-depth approach to health communication research by analyzing and critically evaluating research conducted across multiple paradigmatic perspectives. This edited textbook includes chapters covering such topics as: interpersonal health communication issues, challenges, and complexities in health communication, communication aspects of health behaviors and conditions, organizational issues in health communication, and media and eHealth research. Chapters have been contributed by noted researchers and educators in health communication and represent the current state of the field. They offer pedagogical features that will prove useful to students and instructors of health communication, such as sidebars, summary boxes, suggestions for in-class activities, discussion questions, and lists of additional resources. A companion website provides online resources for use with this text, including: For students: Test questions Downloadable flash cards Exam study guides For instructors: PowerPoint slides Sample syllabi Sample assignments Developed for use in upper-level health communication courses, this text represents the breadth and depth of health communication theory and research as it exists today.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Health Communication

Strategies for Health Professionals

Author: Laurel Lindhout Northouse,Peter Guy Northouse

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 322

View: 4510

The book will help nurses and other health care professionals improve their personal communication style and master one of the most important aspects of health care - effective communication with the patient. New sections in this edition include a chapter on multicultural issues; new material on communicating across the lifespan; attention on public health issues, ethics and effective communication techniques; and case studies for communicating with AIDS patients and "family".
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Public Health Communication

Evidence for Behavior Change

Author: Robert Hornik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135671451

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

View: 8523

This volume argues the case that public health communication has affected health behavior. It brings together 16 studies of large-scale communication in a variety of substantive health areas--tobacco, drugs, AIDS, family planning, heart disease, childhood disease, highway safety--prepared by the authors who did the original research. These studies show important effects and illustrate the central conditions for success. The book also includes complementary analytic chapters which provide a meta-analysis of published results, some approaches to developing communication interventions, and alternative methods for evaluation of public health communication projects. Including studies based on communication programs in the United States, as well as projects done elsewhere in the world, including Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, this book: *offers a broad presentation of the alternative research designs that have been used to evaluate public health communication programs; *includes a great range of approaches from field experiments and natural experiments to simple before-after and complex time series designs, using data gathered from individuals and from archives; and *utilizes an innovative perspective on how to exercise public health communication from a leading and thoughtful practitioner. As such, it is required reading for scholars, students, practitioners, and policymakers in public health, health communication, health psychology, and related areas.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Working on Health Communication

Author: Nova Corcoran

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446209784

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

View: 7718

Good communication is at the heart of strategies for effective health promotion and public health. At a time when lifestyle and preventable diseases are still on the rise, practitioners are in need of the skills to deliver effective health messages to the right audience, at the right time. Responding to this demand, Working on Health Communication provides a practical guide to the process of designing, implementing and evaluating campaigns. The book follows the campaign design process step-by-step. It covers every stage from selecting theoretical models and identifying the message and target audience, right through to running the campaign and evaluating its success. "Real-life examples" of actual campaigns are used throughout to show how theoretical ideas work in practice. Working on Health Communication is ideal for students and practitioners in public health, health promotion and other health-related areas who are working on health campaigns.
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Exploring Health Communication

Language in Action

Author: Kevin Harvey,Nelya Koteyko

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415597218

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 5391

Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative ‘practice to theory’ approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring Health Communicationbrings together many of the various linguistic strands in health communication, while maintaining an interdisciplinary focus on method and theory. It critically explores and discusses a number of underlying themes that constitute the broad field of health communication including spoken, written and electronic health communication. The rise of the internet has led to an explosion of interactive online health resources which have profoundly affected the way in which healthcare is delivered, and with this, have brought about changes in the relationship between provider and patient. This textbook uses examples of real life health language data throughout, in order to fully explore the topics covered. Exploring Health Communicationis essential reading for postgraduate and upper undergraduate students of applied linguistics and health communication.
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Public Health Communication

Author: Parvanta,David Nelson,Richard N. Harner

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284065944

Category: Medical

Page: 530

View: 8837

Introduction to public health communication / Claudia Parvanta -- Population health : a primer / Patrick L. Remington -- A public health communication planning framework / Claudia Parvanta -- How to communicate about data / David E. Nelson -- Understanding and reporting the science / David E. Nelson -- Communicating for policy and advocacy / Claudia Parvanta -- Health literacy and clear health communication / Erika M. Hedden -- Behavior change communication : theories, models and practice strategies / Claudia Parvanta -- Formative research / Claudia Parvanta -- Media vehicles, platforms and channels / Claudia Parvanta -- Implementating a communication intervention / Claudia Parvanta -- Evaluating a health communication program / May Grabbe Kennedy and Jonathan DeShazo -- Clinician-client communication / Richard N. Harner -- The role of communication in cancer prevention and care / Wen-ying Sylvia Chou, Danielle Blanch-Hartigan, Chan Le Thai -- Crisis and emergency risk communication : a primer / David W. Cragin and Claudia Parvanta -- Health communication in resource-poor countries / Carmen Cronin and Suruchi Sood
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Making Health Communication Programs Work (rev. Ed. )

Author: Elaine Bratic Arkin

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 143791263X

Category:

Page: 252

View: 7974

A revision of the original ¿Making Health Communication Programs Work,¿ first printed in 1989, which the Nat. Cancer Inst. (NCI) developed to guide communication program planning. During the 25 years that NCI has been involved in health communication, ongoing evaluation of their communication programs has affirmed the value of using specific communication strategies to promote health and prevent disease. Research and practice continue to expand the NCI¿s understanding of the principles and techniques that provide a sound foundation for successful health communication programs. This revision updates communication planning guidelines to account for advances in knowledge and technology during the past decade.
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The Internet and Health Communication

Experiences and Expectations

Author: Ronald E. Rice,James E. Katz

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761922339

Category: Computers

Page: 459

View: 7899

With the popularity of the Internet, more and more people are turning to their computers for health information, advice, support and services. With its information based firmly on research, The Internet and Health Communication provides an in-depth analysis of the changes in human communication and health care resulting from the Internet revolution. Representing a wide range of expertise, the contributors provide an extensive variety of examples from the micro to the macro, including information about HMO web sites, Internet pharmacies, and web-enabled hospitals, to vividly illustrate their findings and conclusions.
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Emerging Perspectives in Health Communication

Meaning, Culture, and Power

Author: Heather Zoller,Mohan J. Dutta

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113559452X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 496

View: 8373

This volume provides the theoretical, methodological, and praxis-driven issues in research on interpretive, critical, and cultural approaches to health communication. It includes an international collection of contributors, and highlights non-traditional (non-Western) perspectives on health communication.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Health communication

strategies for health professionals

Author: Peter Guy Northouse,Laurel Lindhout Northouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 5910

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