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By Gjyn O'Toole, MEdStud, BA, GradDipTEFL, DipOT
Copyright 2012Binding: Online Product, Reference
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This text introduces health sciences students to the various interpersonal communication skills that are commonly used within health settings to establish relationships with clients and fellow professionals, and improve therapeutic outcomes. It focuses on developing self awareness and skills for use in health settings and covers the types of scenarios commonly encountered in health settings that are rarely covered in generic professional communication texts. Perspectives and examples are drawn from a wide range of health professions. The book includes activities that will enable students to reflect on their experiences and practice using the skills.
Section 1 The Significance of Interpersonal Communication in the Health Professions1. Defining communication for health professionals2. The overall goal of communication for health professionals3. The specific goals of communication for health professionals: 14. The specific goals of communication for health professionals: 2Section 2 - Developing Awareness to Achieve Effective Communication in the Health Professions5. Awareness of and need for reflective practice6. Awareness of self7. Awareness of how Personal Assumptions affect communication8. Awareness of the ‘Person/s’ 9. Awareness of Listening to facilitate Person/s-centred communication10. Awareness of different environments that can affect communicationSection 3 - Understanding and Managing Realities Of Communication In The Health Professions11. Communication with the whole Person/s12. Non-verbal communication13. Conflict and communication14. Culturally competent communication15. Communicating with Indigenous Peoples16. Misunderstandings and communication17. Ethical Communication18. Remote communicationSection 4 - The focus of communication in the health professions: Person/sScenariosGlossary
By Gjyn O'Toole, MEdStud, BA, GradDipTEFL, DipOT, Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy, School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia