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Communicating about Health : Current Issues and Perspectives

ISBN: 9780195380330 | 0195380339
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: 8/17/2009

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The leading text in its market, Communicating About Health: Current Issues and Perspectives, Third Edition, provides a more far-reaching approach than any other health communication text. Written by Athena du Pre - an experienced researcher and noted scholar - the book offers an excellentbalance of theory and practice; research and pedagogy; coverage of patient/caregiver issues; and material on the current, historical, and philosophical backgrounds of communication in health care. Now in its third edition, this highly engaging text is more accessible than ever to students. It integrates many more real-life examples and case studies and also builds upon the previous editions' coverage of diversity, featuring new material on cultures and health systems within the U.S. andabroad. A brand-new chapter, "Public Health Crises and Health Care Reform" (Chapter 12), addresses timely concerns about modern health care. In addition, the third edition incorporates enhanced pedagogical features and new supplemental resources, including: * Career Opportunity boxes showcasing more than one hundred careers related to health communication and links to job listings and further information * Can You Guess? boxes challenging students to consider such questions as "Which state has the highest percentage of uninsured residents?" and "In which country do people have the longest life expectancy on earth?" * Instructor's Manual (available both in print and online at www.oup.com/us/dupre) featuring sample syllabi, test questions, class activities, and more An ideal combination of communication theory and practical advice, Communicating About Health, Third Edition, is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication, health promotions and campaigns, and public health. It is also an indispensable resource for readers looking toimprove their communication abilities in the health care field.

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