Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

Author(s): Roxanne Parrott

Print ISBN: 9781405177573

Online ISBN: 9781444310832

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310832


"The book is an engaging, informative read that packages health communication issues in a unique and usable way. Personal, informative, comprehensive, and integrated." (Taylor Francis Online, 19 January 2011)

"This book has the added bonus of educating people about palliative care, including how to develop an advanced directive, the way to maintain a "health report," and how to manage one's health profile. It offers multiple references for each chapter that would be helpful to readers wanting more detailed information. Additionally, it could also assist health care professionals who want to increase their communication skills." (CHOICE, December 2009)"Parrot melds her expertise in communications and health policy and administration … .Accessible and full of Parrot family anecdotes." (The Penn Stater, January 2010)

"Roxanne Parrott's thoughtful treatment of 'why communication matters' identifies challenges and opportunities in 'talking about health' during this time of increasing consumer engagement and responsibility in health and health care." (PsycCRITIQUES, November 2009)