Therapeutic Communication for Health Professionals

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February 23, 2010


Paperback, 368 pages


0073402087 / 9780073402086


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Main description

Interpersonal Skills and Health Professional Issues, third edition, prepares students for effective communication in a health professional role. The text provides the skills and strategies needed for health professionals to engage and better motivate patients. The text offers an ideal model for nonverbal communication and emphasizes how to read the “unspoken message”. Interpersonal Skills and Health Professional Issues is unique in its comprehensiveness, covering the communications and emotional experiences of the patient world and a framework for multicultural understanding. Case studies and exercises enhance the textbook experience, providing readers with a deeper understanding of how to reach patients and their families.

Table of contents

About the Authors Foreword Brief Content Table of Contents Preface Acknowledgements PART 1 Foundations of Counseling and CommunicationChapter 1 Body Language and Nonverbal CommunicationChapter 2 Basics Skills in Verbal CommunicationPART 2 Foundations for Understanding HumanBehaviorChapter 3 Basic PsychologyChapter 4 Mental Health and Adaptive DisordersChapter 5 Death and DyingChapter 6 Developmental: Early Childhood and AdolescenceChapter 7 Developmental Issues: SenescenceChapter 8 AddictionChapter 9 The Role of Counseling in PreventionPART 3 Issues for Health ProfessionalsChapter 10 Interdisciplinary CommunicationChapter 11 Professional EthicsChapter 12 Abuse and DiscriminationChapter 13 Legal ConcernsChapter 14 Multicultural Health IssuesGlossaryIndex

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