Rethinking Communication in Health and Social Care

Author: Annette Roebuck
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137464958
Release Date: 2016-11-04
Genre: Medical

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.

Rethinking Climate Change Research

Author: Pernille Almlund
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317064350
Release Date: 2016-04-08
Genre: Science

The problems and debates surrounding climate change possess closely intertwined social and scientific aspects. This book highlights the importance of researching climate change through a multi-disciplinary approach; namely through cultural studies, communication studies, and clean-technology studies. These three dimensions taken together have the ability to constitute a positive agenda for climate change science in its broader understanding. To cope with the climate change challenge, not only do we need new energy efficient technologies, other ways of living, and new ways to communicate but we especially need new ways to start thinking about climate change across disciplines and backgrounds. We need to begin thinking across engineering, cultural science and communication in order to create innovative solutions, as well as to generate optimistic and progressive narratives about the future. Accentuating these 'softer' scientific disciplines, their overlaps, and the positive discourses they can create, this book provides some more profoundly researched themes pertaining to climate change and by that, strengthening the analytical as well as the integrative approaches toward the fundamental questions at stake.

Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human Centered Healthcare and Social Care Services

Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781466639874
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Genre: Medical

In addition to creating the opportunity for collaboration, transformation, and innovation in the healthcare industry, technology plays an essential role in the development of human well-being and psychological growth. Handbook of Research on ICTs for Human-Centered Healthcare and Social Services is a comprehensive collection of relevant research on technology and its developments of ICTs in healthcare and social services. This book focuses on the emerging trends in the social and healthcare sectors such as social networks, security of ICTs, and advisory services, beneficial to researchers, scholars, students, and practitioners to further their interest in technological advancements.

Rethinking Media Religion and Culture

Author: Stewart M. Hoover
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 076190171X
Release Date: 1997-01-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The growing connections between media, culture and religion are increasingly evident in contemporary society, but until now have rarely been theoretically linked. The contributors to this volume effectively combine these areas into a coherent whole. The issues they examine include: the decline of religious institutions during the late twentieth century; the increasing autonomy and individualized practice of religion; and the surge of media and media-based icons that are often imbued with religious qualities, and the ensuing effect on cultural practices.

Strategic Political Communciation

Author: Karen S. Johnson-Cartee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742528820
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

To become a successful political communicator (and a savvy political consumer), it is essential to know the elements of social influence, what works, and why. Strategic Political Communication provides an introduction to persuasion, social influence, and propaganda tactics, focusing on political communication. This rich, well-documented work looks at the power of language, the importance of targeting a specific audience, and the significance of interpersonal relationships, among other key issues. It further examines propaganda in order to understand how communicators can best exercise influence in contemporary society.

Communication Skills in Health and Social Care

Author: Bernard Moss
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781526422682
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Medical

Our ability to communicate is a key part of everyday life and is an essential skill, particularly when communicating with vulnerable people in a health and social care setting. Presented in a unique and easy-to-use dictionary format, this practical guide will help students and practitioners understand and apply the principles of effective communication. From the ‘how to’ practicalities through to challenges and honing existing skills, this book will ensure they have the confidence and knowledge to communicate skilfully and successfully in many different contexts and settings. This book is essential reading for anyone working in the helping professions for whom good communication skills are an essential part of their role. The new edition features: · New entries covering social media, mindfulness, several tricky topics, and much more. · Service user snippets to help address and understand the issues about service user perspectives. · Skills to ensure you are engaging with the Professional Capabilities Framework. ?

Language and Intercultural Communication in the New Era

Author: Farzad Sharifian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415808897
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Studies of intercultural communication in applied linguistics initially focused on miscommunication, mainly between native and non-native speakers of English. The advent of the twenty-first century has witnessed, however, a revolution in the contexts and contents of intercultural communication; technological advances such as chat rooms, emails, personal weblogs, Facebook, Twitter, mobile text messaging on the one hand, and the accelerated pace of people's international mobility on the other have given a new meaning to the term 'intercultural communication'. Given the remarkable growth in the prevalence of intercultural communication among people from many cultural backgrounds, and across many contexts and channels, conceptual divides such as 'native/non-native' are now almost irrelevant. This has caused the power attached to English and native speaker-like English to lose much of its automatic domination. Such developments have provided new opportunities, as well as challenges, for the study of intercultural communication and its increasingly complex nature. This book showcases recent studies in the field in a multitude of contexts to enable a collective effort towards advancements in the area.

Beyond Representational Correctness

Author: Edward Schiappa
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791474235
Release Date: 2008-03-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Argues that representational correctness can cause critics to miss the positive work that films and television shows can perform in reducing prejudice.

The Routledge Handbook of Health Communication

Author: Teresa L. Thompson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135647667
Release Date: 2003-06-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This handbook summarizes the research on communicative processes as they relate to health and health care, and provides directions for future research. For scholars & professionals in health communication, public health, psychology, & related areas.

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Management

Author: Ewan Ferlie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780191015199
Release Date: 2016-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics

This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current issues and debates in the field of health care management. It contains over twenty chapters from well-known and eminent academic authors, who were carefully selected for their expertise and asked to provide a broad and critical overview of developments in their particular topic area. The development of an international perspective and body of knowledge is a key feature of the book. The Handbook secondly makes a case for bringing back a social science perspective into the study of the field of health care management. It therefore contains a number of contrasting and theoretically orientated chapters (e.g. on institutionalism; critical management studies). This social science based approach is a refreshing alternative to much existing work in this domain and offers a good way into current academic debates in this field. The Handbook thirdly explores a variety of important policy and organizational developments apparent within the current health care field (e.g. new organizational forms; growth of management consulting in health care organizations). It therefore explores and comments on major contemporary trends apparent in the practice field.

Rethinking Relationships

Author: Steve Duck
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452206653
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this book, Steve Duck, a founder of and prolific crossdisciplinary contributor to the field of relationships research, challenges students to re-examine their assumptions about relationships. Duck shows that in order to understand relationships properly, students must understand the roles that society, language, our taken-for-granted assumptions, and other people who share those assumptions play in the conduct of relationships.

Social Media as Surveillance

Author: Daniel Trottier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317053828
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Social Science

While there is a lot of popular and academic interest in social media, this is the first academic work which addresses its growing presence in the surveillance of everyday life. Some scholars have considered its impact on privacy, but these efforts overlook the broader risks for users. Commonsense recommendations of care and vigilance are not enough, as attempts to manage an individual presence are complicated by the features which make social media 'social'. Facebook friends routinely expose each other, and this information leaks from one context to another. This book develops a surveillance studies approach to social media by presenting first hand ethnographic research with a variety of personal and professional social media users. Using Facebook as a case-study, it describes growing monitoring practices that involve social media. What makes this study unique is that it not only considers social media surveillance as multi-purpose, but also shows how these different purposes augment one another, leading to a rapid spread of surveillance and visibility. Individual, institutional, market-based, security and intelligence forms of surveillance therefore co-exist with each other on the same site. Not only are they drawing from the same interface and information, but these practices also augment each other. This groundbreaking research considers the rapid growth and volatility of social media technology by treating these aspects as central to social media surveillance.

Visual Cultures of Science

Author: Luc Pauwels
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584655127
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A new collection explores the complex role of visual representation in science.

Information and Communication in Venice

Author: Filippo de Vivo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199227068
Release Date: 2007-10-11
Genre: History

Combining cultural, urban, and political history, this book assesses the extent to which communication and politics mutually influenced each other in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Venice, using a wide range of sources including including rumours, graffiti, spies' reports, council debates, leaks, and printed pamphlets.

Rethinking Social Policy

Author: Gail Lewis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412932745
Release Date: 2000-04-11
Genre: Social Science

Rethinking Social Policy is a comprehensive introduction to, and analysis of, the complex mixture of problems and possibilities within the study of social policy. Contributors at the cutting edge of social policy analysis reflect upon the implications of new social and theoretical movements for welfare and the study of social policy. Topics covered include: criminology and crime control; race, class and gender; poverty and sexuality; the body and the emotions; violence; work and welfare in Europe. Examples are drawn from a variety of welfare sectors such as: social services and community care, health, education, employment, and criminal justice. This is a course reader for The Open University course (D860) R