Negotiating healthcare relationships through communication

Jill Hummell, Alison Gates

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    Healthcare relationships are complex and multidimensional. Managing and negotiating such complexity and diversity presents challenges for all concerned. Meanwhile, positive health outcomes are contingent on the successful management of diverse healthcare relationships. In this chapter we draw on a social-ecological model of health promotion to scaffold the complexity of relationships within the healthcare context and then focus on communication as a critical way to link dimensions of those healthcare relationships at system and individual levels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHealth practice relationships
    EditorsJoy Higgs, Anne Croker, Diane Tasker, Jill Hummell, Narelle Patton
    Place of PublicationRotterdam, The Netherlands
    PublisherSense Publishers
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9789462097889
    ISBN (Print)9789462097865
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NamePractice, education, work and society


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