Communicating in the health sciences

Joy Higgs, Rola Ajjawi, Lindy McAllister, Franziska Trede, Stephen Loftus

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Communicating in the Health Sciences, third edition is an accessible and engaging introduction to communication within the health sciences. It explores the nature of communication and the communication issues facing students and professionals in the health sciences. It addresses a number of important skills, such as interpersonal communication; preparation for effective study; writing records, referrals and academic pieces; intercultural communication; and leading groups. This third edition follows a new five part structure: Understanding Communication, Learning to Communicate, Communicating in the Workplace, Communicating in Teams and Doing Advanced Communication. It also includes a new chapter on 'Digital Communication in a Networked World' and key term definitions in the margins.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages368
ISBN (Print)9780195579048
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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