Working as a member of a health team

Linda Portsmouth, Julia Coyle, Franziska Trede

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Whether studying or working within the health sciences, the most crucial skills that you will use everyday will be your communication skills. This book introduces the nature and importance of all the written, electronic, visual and interpersonal communication skills essential for both your study life and your professional practice within the health sciences.Some of the key skills included are interpersonal communication, preparation for effective study, writing records referrals and academic pieces, intercultural communication, community health proposals, presentations, writing skills and leading groups.The second edition has been expanded to include new material on communication theory, interviewing, academic honesty and plagiarism, negligence, duty of care, communicating in teams and being assertive in the workplace.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunicating in the health sciences
Place of PublicationSouth Melbourne, Australia
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages9
Edition2nd ed. / 27
ISBN (Print)9780195551402
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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