Talking with colleagues, patients, clients and carers

Diane Tasker, Anne Croker, Lindy McAllister, Annette Street

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    Abstract

    Talking within professional and therapeutic contexts is a complex, though often taken-for-granted phenomenon. Effective and meaningful talk is not necessarily easy or straightforward to achieve. In this chapter we explore the nature of talking with others in healthcare. We explore some challenging communication situations, and make suggestions to assist you to develop your ability to talk meaningfully as a healthcare professional. Talk is one aspect of communication, which also includes listening, writing and use of body language.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCommunicating in the health sciences
    Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, VIC
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Pages174-186
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9780195579048
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Tasker, D., Croker, A., McAllister, L., & Street, A. (2012). Talking with colleagues, patients, clients and carers. In Communicating in the health sciences (pp. 174-186). [18] Oxford University Press.