Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care

Author: Annette Roebuck

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113746495X

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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In health and social care settings, it's important to remember that not everyone uses words to communicate. This uniquely inspiring book is co-produced with service users from Communicate2U, a not-for-profit organisation that works to improve the experiences of people who may be vulnerable because of their communication style. Providing detailed case examples and fun, practical exercises blended with examination of key research and theory, Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care equips readers with the knowledge and skills required to interact with service users in a way that empowers them and creates a positive difference in their lives. Tackling issues such as body language, the roles of pitch and silence, and the effects of the physical environment on communication, the book offers a range of features to help you develop a truly inclusive health and social care practice. Each chapter includes: • Thought-provoking case scenarios to help you apply theory to everyday practice • A wealth of questions and activities to help you reflect on what you have learned • Links to online materials, including videos put together by service users, which will enable you to learn from the real communication experts. Accessible yet highly informative, Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care is essential reading for students and professionals across the full range of health and social care disciplines – from social work and counselling to nursing, occupational therapy and beyond.
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Rethinking Communication in Social Business

How Re-Modeling Communication Keeps Companies Social and Entrepreneurial

Author: Craig E. Mattson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498555918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

View: 6910

This book argues that social business, in order to sustain its vital distinctiveness in democratic societies, must shift from an informative to a performative model of communication, especially regarding organizational storytelling, awareness-raising, and social problem-solving.
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Communication in Health Organizations

Author: Julie Apker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745680690

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Communication in Health Organizations explores the communication processes, issues, and concepts that comprise the organization of health care, focusing on the interactions that influence the lives of patients, health professionals, and other members of health institutions. This book integrates scholarship from communication, medicine, nursing, public health, and allied health, to provide a comprehensive review of the research literature. The author explains the complexities and contingencies of communication in health settings using systems theory, an approach that enhances reader understanding of health organizing. The reader will gain greater familiarity with how health institutions function communicatively, and why the people who work in health professions interact as they do. The text provides multiple opportunities to analyze communication occurring in health organizations and to apply communication skills to personal experiences. This knowledge may improve communication between patients, employees, or consumers. Understanding and applying the concepts discussed in this book can enhance communication in health organizations, which ultimately benefits health care delivery. Communication in Health Organizations offers students, researchers, and health practitioners a unique multi-disciplinary perspective that invites stimulating reflection, discussion, and application of communication issues affecting today's health system.
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The Handbook of Global Health Communication

Author: Rafael Obregon,Silvio Waisbord

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118241908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 680

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International in scope, The Handbook of Global HealthCommunication offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis ofthe role of communication processes in global public health,development and social change Brings together 32 contributions from well-respected scholarsand practitioners in the field, addressing a wide range ofcommunication approaches in current global health programs Offers an integrated view that links communication to thestrengthening of health services, the involvement of affectedcommunities in shaping health policies and improving care, and theempowerment of citizens in making decisions about health Adopts a broad understanding of communication that goes beyondconventional divisions between informational and participatoryapproaches
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Rethinking Communication

Paradigm Exemplars

Author: Brenda Dervin,Lawrence Grossberg,Ellen Wartella

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780803930315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 512

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This second volume of the two-volume set Rethinking Communication presents examples of the diversity of perspectives and theoretical problems that currently occupy the attention of the field. Each of the 30 chapters exemplify a particular paradigm or perspective by describing a body of work or a particular research project. Seeing the diversity of the field as a response to the realities of an increasingly pluralistic world, the editors hope this and the companion volume will help explain where the field is headed so scholars can seek answers to such questions as how to constitute a scholarly community in the face of existing pluralism, how to construct a coherent educational curriculum, and how to determine standards of evaluation.
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Health Education

Critical perspectives

Author: Katie Fitzpatrick,Richard Tinning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135072132

Category: Education

Page: 262

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Health Education: Critical perspectives provides a socio-cultural and critical approach to health education. The book draws together international experts in the fields of health and education who deconstruct contemporary discourses and practices, and re-imagine a health education that both connects with young people and offers a way forward in addressing issues of health and wellbeing. Chapters within specifically link academic work on neoliberalism, healthism, risk and the body to wider discourses of health and health education. They challenge current practices and call for a re-thinking of current health programs in education settings. A unique feature of this book is the analyses of health education from both political and applied levels across a range of international contexts. The book is divided into three sections: the social and political contexts informing health education how individual health issues (sexuality, alcohol, mental health, the body and obesity, nutrition) articulate in education in complex ways alternative ways to think about health and health education pedagogy. The overall theme of the book offers a perspective that the current approach to health education – promoting a fear of ill health, self-surveillance and individual responsibility – can become a form of health fascism, and we need to be cognisant of this potential and its consequences for young people. The book will be of key interest to academics and researchers exploring the political context of health education.
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Consumed: Rethinking Business in the Era of Mindful Spending

Author: Andrew Benett,Ann O'Reilly

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230110526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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As the effects of the global recession linger, consumers everywhere are changing their purchasing patterns, paying greater attention to what and why they are buying, and from whom. While many feel rampant spending is hard-wired into the modern psyche and that we will be back to our wasteful ways soon enough, there are clear indications of a permanent shift in the way we shop. Even before the economic downturn, consumers' definitions of value had begun to change. People were becoming more mindful about their purchases and more attuned to the social and environmental implications of their choices. To better understand this important evolution and its ramifications for business, Andrew Benett and Anne O'Reilly launched a groundbreaking study on the New Consumer and the escalating dissatisfaction over hyperconsumerism. Here, for the first time, is an in-depth look at the new face of the global consumer, showing that: • A significant majority in the seven markets surveyed are deeply worried about the direction in which our consumption-obsessed society is moving. They believe people have become both physically and mentally lazy, and that, as a society, we have lost sight of what truly matters. • Two-thirds believe they would be better off if they lived more simply, and a quarter say they would be happier if they owned fewer things. • Half of Americans surveyed are deriving a sense of satisfaction from reducing their purchases during the downturn, and three-quarters are feeling good about cutting back on the amount of waste they create. • A majority of Americans have no intention of going back to their old shopping patterns, even when the economy rebounds. Now, as the consumer voice signals its changed priorities, forward-thinking companies are responding by rejecting excess and artificiality in favor of products and communications that offer authenticity, substance, and interconnectedness—all values today's more mindful consumer craves. In this book, the brand experts look at corporations as diverse as Glenmorangie and Wal-Mart to see what lessons they can offer to businesses attempting to grow in the postconsumerism era. They also spoke with corporate leaders in a variety of industries to learn how they are recasting their businesses and brands in order to prepare for the changes ahead. Through cutting-edge research and a sharp look at new industry models, Consumed provides real direction for marketers and managers.
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Humor and the Healing Arts

A Multimethod Analysis of Humor Use in Health Care

Author: Athena du Pr‚,Athena du Pre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135684405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Offering a social scientific look at humor's role in medical transactions, this volume is based on extensive field study in seven medical settings. It includes excerpts from dozens of actual conversations between patients and caregivers. Analysis of these episodes reveals that humor is a practical tool used to meet many medical objectives. It is used by patients to good-naturedly complain and to campaign for more personal attention, and by caregivers to get attention, make amends, insist on unpleasant routines, and establish rapport. Examining humor from many angles, the book begins with a phenomenological analysis of the essence of funny. This section describes what makes some things funny but not others, and how to distinguish between potentially funny and unfunny episodes in medical situations. From an ethnographic perspective, joking around is shown to be a persuasive element of medical culture. Examples illustrate how patients and caregivers use humor to negotiate the dialectics between helping and hurting, and individuality and compliance. Additionally, a close-up look at three medical transactions shows how humor is used to help a physical therapy patient overcome fear and queasiness, reduce the embarrassment of a mammography, and defuse a potential conflict between a student aide and a young patient. A final section examines techniques for initiating conversational humor. In sum, this volume provides an intimate and realistic look at medical conversations as they are conducted every day. It serves as a valuable complement to health communication texts and offers information of interest to health communication scholars, healthcare practitioners, and anyone interested in the effects and techniques of conversational humor. Richly grounded in naturally occurring data, the book can be understood and used effectively by both scholars and practitioners.
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Hazardous Waist

Tackling Male Weight Problems

Author: Alan White,Maggie Pettifer

Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing

ISBN: 1846191033

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 229

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Male weight problems are a serious public health issue and can lead to hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes and cancer. If current trends continue, the prospect of the majority of men becoming overweight is a very real one, and urgent action is imperative. The middle-aged spread that most men expect' to develop as they enter into their thirties and forties is now occurring much earlier with boys and young men developing life limiting weight problems. This multidisciplinary guide provides a gender sensitive approach to weight issues. Men need to be targeted specifically and in a male-focused manner, in order to overcome the multitude of contributing factors in their weight gain; social influences, dietary restrictions, education, cultural expectations, psychological considerations and exercise regime. This book takes a balanced approach, offering practical guidance as well as evidence-based research, academic perspectives and personal experiences. The advice is easy to implement and has been proven in real-life settings. All healthcare professionals, nutritionists and dieticians will find the assistance invaluable. It is also highly recommended for psychologists, counsellors and therapists, particularly those working with men. Healthcare policy makers and shapers too, will find much of interest.
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Advanced Health and Social Care

Author: Neil Moonie

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435455897

Category: Medical care

Page: 498

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This student textbook matches the mandatory units and key skills of the GNVQ in Health and Social Care qualification, advanced level. This revised edition contains information on key areas. Chapters and sub-chapters match the headings in the AVCE specifications, to ensure students find their way easily through the book. Every chapter contains case studies about real organizations, so that students can see how the theory they are learning is used every day in the real world.
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The Information Technology Revolution and Economic Development

Author: Nagy Hanna

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821317846

Category: Computers

Page: 57

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Information is a major development resource, joining the ranks with human, natural and financial resources. Therefore, development agencies must understand the role of information and information technologies (informatics) in the developing countries to respond to a rapidly evolving global environment. The ongoing information explosion in the industrialized economies contrasts sharply with the information poverty of developing countries. This poverty takes many forms, including poor information support for macroeconomic and sectoral policy formulation and implementation, limited access to information for rural populations, and isolation of researchers and professionals from international research findings and so on. Informatics applications offers new ways to make the most of the managerial and institutional resources of developing countries, with the most widespread benefits likely to come from applying it to priority sectors. Governments are recognizing their roles as information providers and users, facilitators of information technology diffusion, and providers of information and communication infrastructures, as well as their role in setting policies for informatics. During the 1990s the impact of information technology will be felt increasingly. Developing countries at all levels of development must stay abreast of the information revolution : they cannot afford to ignore this "second industrial revolution."
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Rethinking Anti-Discriminatory and Anti-Oppressive Theories for Social Work Practice

Author: Christine Cocker,Trish Hafford-Letchfield

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137023996

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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For years anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice have been embedded in the social work landscape. Thinking beyond the mainstream approaches, this book critically examines some of the core concepts and issues in social work, providing fresh perspectives and opportunities for educators, students and practitioners of social work.
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Handbook of public communication of science and technology

Author: Massimiano Bucchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 263

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Comprehensive yet accessible, this key Handbook provides an up-to-date overview of the fast growing and increasingly important area of 'public communication of science and technology', from both research and practical perspectives. As well as introducing the main issues, arenas and professional perspectives involved, itnbsp;presents the findings of earlier research and the conclusions previously drawn. Unlike most existing books on this topic, this unique volume couples an overview of the practical problems faced by practitioners with a thorough review of relevant literature and research.Thenbsp;practical handbook formatnbsp;ensures itnbsp;is a student-friendly resource, but its breadth of scope and impressive contributors means that it is alsonbsp;ideal fornbsp;practitioners and professionals working in the field. Combining the contributions of different disciplines (media and journalism studies, sociology andnbsp;history of science), the perspectives of different geographical and cultural contexts, and by selecting key contributions from appropriate and well-respected authors, this original text provides an interdisciplinary as well as a global approach tonbsp;public communication of science and technology.
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Social Work and Health Care in an Aging Society

Education, Policy, Practice, and Research

Author: Barbara Berkman, DSW,Linda Harootyan, MSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197245

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This book places significant issues related to the health, mental health, and well-being of older adults and their caregivers within the context of social work service delivery. By presenting the research of social work scholars, all experts in specific research areas, the editors clarify the value that social work brings to the larger realm of health care for older adults and their families. Special consideration is given to such issues as case management, urban, African-American elders, grandmothers raising grandchildren, aging persons with developmental disabilities, home health care, and more. For Further Information on Dr. Berkman, Please Click Here!
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Communication, Citizenship, and Social Policy

Rethinking the Limits of the Welfare State

Author: UNIV PR OF AMER ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691081

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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What roles can and should governments play in communication policymaking? How are communication policies related to welfare politics? With the rapid globalization of commerce and culture and the increasing recognition of information as an economic resource, the grounds for defending the welfare state have shifted. Communication policy is now more widely understood as social policy. Communication, Citizenship, and Social Policy examines issues of communication technology, neoliberal economic policies, public service media, media access, social movements and political communication, the geography of communication, and global media development and policy, among others, and shows how progressive policymakers must use these bases to confront more directly the debates on contemporary welfare theory and politics.
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Wagadu Volume 4

Intersecting Gender and Disability Perspectives in Rethinking Postcolonial Identities

Author: Pushpa Parekh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465331603

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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This volume of Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Womens and Gender Studies launches its second printed edition. Wagaduthe Soninke name of the Ghana Empirecontrolled the present-day Mali, Mauritania and Senegal and was famous for its prosperity and power from approximately 300-1076 CE. It constituted the bridge between North Africa, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern worlds and Sub-Saharan Africa. Ghana gave birth to the two most powerful West African Empires: Mali and Songhay. The modern country of Ghana (former British Gold Coast) derives its name from the Ghana Empire. Why Wagadu? Wagadu has come to be the symbol of the sacrifice women continue to make for a better world. Wagadu has become the metaphor for the role of women in the family, community, country, and planet. Duna taka siro no yagare npale The world does not go without women. This volume investigates the intersecting perspectives, grounded in or emanating from theoretical, discursive as well as experiential frameworks and positions specific to gender, disability and postcoloniality.
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Communications

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication

Page: N.A

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Child Care and Inequality

Rethinking Carework for Children and Youth

Author: Francesca M. Cancian

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415933506

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 266

View: 7586

Child Care and Inequality provides an in-depth investigation of carework for children and youth of all ages. This outstanding collection of original essays encourages us to rethink carework and to explore policies that address the needs of both care recipients and careworkers.
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Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care

Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466639911

Category: Medical

Page: 1531

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Through the use of ICT tools, such as the internet, portals, and telecommunication devices, the quality of healthcare has improved in local and global health; aiding in the development of a sustainable economy. Handbook of Research on ICTs and Management Systems for Improving Efficiency in Healthcare and Social Care brings together a valuable research collection on ICT elements needed to improve communication and collaboration between global health institutes, public and private organizations, and foundations. Highlighting the adoption and success factors in the development of technologies for healthcare, this book is essential for IT professionals, technology solution providers, researchers, and students interested in technology and its relationship with healthcare and social services.
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Rethinking Reputation

How PR Trumps Marketing and Advertising in the New Media World

Author: Fraser P. Seitel,John Doorley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 113709222X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 1970

Good public relations is no longer just icing-it's a strategic imperative more important to your competitive success than even advertising or marketing. This is true whether you're a century-old multibillion-dollar corporation or a penniless startup. In Rethinking Reputation, public relations guru Fraser Seitel and John Doorley, founder of the Academy for Communication Excellence and Leadership at Johnson & Johnson, examine a fascinating new set of case studies-including the BP oil spill and the launch of CitySlips-to glean the PR dos and don'ts for the new media world, covering both standard reputation maintenance and crisis management. They also show start-up companies and entrenched organizations how to use the power of word-of-mouth to jump-start business like never before. This is a wake-up call from two industry legends-for public relations professionals as well as entrepreneurs, CEOs, and anyone else tasked with representing their organization to the world. These new media lessons include: * Remember that research is cheaper, and more critical, than ever. * Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good-launch your idea before someone else does. * Don't get so excited about social media that you forget about traditional media. * In a crisis, you are never offstage. * Never lie, never whine, and never try to predict the future!
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