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.
|Title of host publication||Health practice relationships|
|Editors||Joy Higgs, Anne Croker, Diane Tasker, Jill Hummell, Narelle Patton|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Practice, education, work and society|