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Communicating in the Health Sciences - Joy Higgs


Published: 28th September 2012
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Communicating in the Health Sciences introduces students to the nature and importance of communication in the health sciences, with comprehensive coverage of all the written, electronic, visual and interpersonal communication skills essential for professions in the health sciences. This new edition has been completely restructured with a more logical flow, building skills and giving students the best access to information.

New to this edition: New Structure: This edition has been completely restructured so that it flows more logically. Part 1 and Part 2 cover the communication skills required in an academic/tertiary setting. Part 3 and Part 4 cover the communication skills required when communicating with colleagues, patients/clients and carers in a professional environment. Part 5 covers more advanced professional communication skills - thesis writing, writing papers for journals and preparing posters. New chapter on 'Digital Communication in a Networked World'. New pedagogical features: key terms and margin note definitions. Communicating in the Health Sciences is also available as an e-book.

About the Author

Professor Joy Higgs AM, PhD, MHPEd, BSc, Director, The Education for Practice Institute, Charles Sturt University. Dr Rola Ajjawi BAppSc(Physiotherapy) Hons, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, Centre for Medical Education, University of Dundee, Scotland UK; Adjunct Senior Lecturer, The Education for Practice Institute, Charles Sturt University. Professor Lindy McAllister PhD, MA(SpPath), BSpThy, Professor and Associate Dean of Work Integrated Learning, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Australia; Adjunct Professor, Charles Sturt University. Dr Franziska Trede PhD, MHPEd, DipPhys, Deputy Director and Senior Lecturer, The Education for Practice Institute, Charles Sturt University. Dr Stephen Loftus BDS Sheff, MSC Wales, PhD. Senior Lecturer, The Education for Practice Institute, Charles Sturt University.

Part 1: Understanding Communication 1. Communication in the Health Sciences 2. Theories of Communication 3. Communication and Duty of Care 4. Academic Integrity and Honesty Part 2: Learning to Communicate 5. Getting organised for effective study 6. Learning to do Academic Writing 7. Learning to Write Essays and Assignments 8. Searching the Literature and Managing References and Resources 9. Reference Systems and Strategies 10. Formatting and Text Styles 11. Communicating in Problem-based learning classes 12. Giving Effective Presentations in Class 13. Projected Presentations 14. Designing Tables and Graphics 15. Giving and Receiving Feedback 16. Digital Communication in a Networked World 17. Avoiding Plagiarism Part 3: Communicating in the Workplace 18. Talking with Colleagues, Patients, Clients and Carers 19. Interviewing Patients and Clients 20. Intercultural Communication 21. Communicating Clinical Reasoning 22. Writing Records, Reports and Referrals in Professional Practice 23. Case Conferences and Student Case Presentations 24. Preparing a Community Health Proposal 25. Communicating with the Community about Health Part 4: Communicating in Teams 26. Working with Groups: Consulting, Advocating, Mediating and Negotiating 27. Working as a Member of a Health Team 28. Communicating in Teams 29. Being Assertive in Teams and Workplaces 30. Leadership in Health Practice Part 5: Doing Advanced Communication 31. Thesis Writing 32. Writing Papers for Journals 33. Preparing Posters 34. Presenting Talks at Conferences

ISBN: 9780195579048
ISBN-10: 0195579046
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 28th September 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 18.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised