Communicating with the community about health

Linda Portsmouth, Franziska Trede, Marissa Samuelson

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As a health practitioner, you may need to communicate about health with an entire community. In this chapter we define what a community is and how you can engage with members of the community to communicate with them about health. We also consider how communities learn and how they can take control of their own health. Advice is given on how to develop effective dialogues with communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunicating in the health sciences
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, VIC
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages13
EditionThird / 25
ISBN (Print)9780195579048
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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