Written by an award-winning researcher and professor whose work straddles the fields of communication and healthcare, Talking About Health explores the importance of health communication in the 21st century, and how it affects us all. Organized around six key questions about health and communication: How 'Normal' am I? What are My 'Risk' Factors? Why Don't We Get 'Care'? Is the Public Good 'Good' for Me? Who Profits from My Health? and What's Politics Got to Do with It? Provides readers with specific tools which which to better navigate the healthcare system Translates what we kw about communication and health into useful guidelines for everyday practice Includes discussions of politics and healthcare, genetic testing, and alternative care The author's blog http://whyhealthcommunication.com/whc-blog/ focuses on why communicating about health can make a difference in our health and our quality of life
Roxanne Parrott is Distinguished Professor at Pennsylvania State University, holding joint appointments in the Communication Arts & Sciences and the Health Policy & Administration departments. She is also a faculty member in the College of Medicine, for the Homeland Security Program.
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Communication in the Public Interest
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)