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Communication, 2nd Edition

Core Interpersonal Skills for Health Professionals


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This text introduces health sciences students to the various interpersonal communication skills that are commonly used within health settings to establish relationships with clients and fellow professionals, and improve therapeutic outcomes. It focuses on developing self awareness and skills for use in health settings and covers the types of scenarios commonly encountered in health settings that are rarely covered in generic professional communication texts. Perspectives and examples are drawn from a wide range of health professions. The book includes activities that will enable students to reflect on their experiences and practice using the skills.

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Key Features

    • Ancillary package including MCQs
    • Scenarios
    • Reflection questions
    • Health professions focus
    • Specific chapters on -
      • communicating with indigenous peoples
      • Culturally appropriate communication
      • Reflective practice
      • Self awareness

Author Information

    By Gjyn O'Toole, MEdStud, BA, GradDipTEFL, DipOT, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

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Communication, 2nd Edition
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 392 Pages
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone Australia
  • ISBN: 978-0-7295-4100-8
  • Copyright: 2012