Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters by Roxanne Parrott

By Roxanne Parrott

Written by means of an award-winning researcher and professor whose paintings straddles the fields of conversation and healthcare, Talking approximately Health explores the significance of health and wellbeing communique within the twenty first century, and the way it impacts us all.

  • Organized round six key questions about overall healthiness and communication:  How ‘Normal’ am I? What are My ‘Risk’ elements? Why Don’t We Get ‘Care’? Is the general public sturdy ‘Good’ for Me? Who earnings from My well-being? and What’s Politics obtained to Do with It?
  • Provides readers with particular instruments which which to higher navigate the healthcare method
  • Translates what we all know approximately verbal exchange and health and wellbeing into worthy instructions for daily perform
  • Includes discussions of politics and healthcare, genetic trying out, and replacement care
  • The author's weblog http://whyhealthcommunication.com/whc_blog/ focuses on why speaking approximately health and wellbeing could make a distinction in our overall healthiness and our caliber of lifestyles

Content:
Chapter 1 Why speaking approximately wellbeing and fitness issues (pages 1–19):
Chapter 2 How “Normal” Am I? (pages 20–39):
Chapter three What are My “Risk” components? (pages 40–59):
Chapter four Why do not We Get “Care”? (pages 60–79):
Chapter five Is the “Public sturdy” sturdy for Me? (pages 80–100):
Chapter 6 Who gains from My future health? (pages 101–120):
Chapter 7 what is Politics acquired to do with it? (pages 121–140):
Chapter eight An schedule for the Twenty?First Century: elevate knowledgeable selection and Consent, or “If I Ran the Circus … ” (pages 141–163):

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I coach a high school rowing team, and one of my rowers came down with pneumonia. I assumed that I had the same. My husband finally made me go to the doctor, and they ran a battery of tests. My fitness was good (I had been an athlete in college), and my lungs were clear. Still, the doctor had a suspicion that I had a blood clot in my lung, and I needed to get to the hospital right away. We drove to the hospital, but I was so frustrated because I felt like this would not be anything serious. We were wasting time; I had so much work to do at home.

My lungs were just filled. I knew that I was sick right away. I was immediately hooked up to monitors, IVs, and oxygen, and I began to cry. 1 02/02/2009 11:09 AM Page 30 (cont’d ) My poor newlywed husband of three months went between comforting me, relating the information to my parents and his, and dealing with his own shock and horror of the news. I was a very lucky woman. Because I had such a great lung capacity from being a collegiate athlete, I could handle the clotting and still maintain plenty of oxygen to my system.

28 Even they cannot include everything. It just isn’t possible. That doesn’t mean, however, that numbers don’t matter. ” This is a ratio formed by comparing risk in two different groups of people. Risk for men versus women is often compared. If among 100 people at risk for spinal cord injury, of whom 50 are men and 50 are women, let’s say 15 men and 5 women develop such injuries. Risk in men is 15/50, while the risk in women is 5/50. 0. Three times as many men as women develop spinal cord injuries in a year in this fictional example.

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