Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

Author(s): Roxanne Parrott

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405177573

Online ISBN: 9781444310832

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310832

About this Book

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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