Health Communication: From Theory to PracticeHealth Communication: From Theory to Practice. Renata Schiavo, editor. ISBN: Readers may use articles without permission of copyright owners, as long as the author and MLA are acknowledged and the use is educational and not for profit. With a myriad of relatively recent books on health communication and related topics available, there would need to be a pressing need to publish yet another one. In her introduction, Schiavo states that such a need became evident during her search for a textbook to use in the course that she was teaching. Although this book appears to be the author's first major foray into print publishing, she has written several unpublished reports and has been an active contributor to The Health Communications Initiative [ 1 ], where she first presented some of the concepts later included in the book.
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You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Renata Schiavo. Now in its second edition, Health Communication: From Theory to Practice provides a comprehensive introduction to theory, intervention design, current issues, and special topics in health communication. The book also represents a hands-on guide to program development, implementation, and evaluation. This second edition further emphasizes the importance of a people-centered and participatory approach to health communication interventions, which takes into account key social determinants of health as well as the interconnection of various health and social fields.
By Berry Dianne, editor. Open University Press; , Health communication, until recently a neglected component of both undergraduate curricula and postgraduate programmes, is now emerging as one of the key areas for individual health professional improvement. Despite improvements in its teaching and application, poor health communication is still a major feature of the majority of complaints and litigation received by the UK National Health Service. In this book, Dianne Berry, Professor of Psychology at the University of Reading has pulled together a helpful, comprehensive summary and provided useful discussion. The intended audiences are students, researchers and health professionals.