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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This book delves in to the complex science of communication and its various applications and issues for teachers, students, and professionals in the health sciences. The previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: According to the authors, the book explores the nature of communication and the communication issues those in the health sciences.
Audience: Although written for health science teachers, students, and professionals, this is an excellent resource for individuals in other fields as well.
Features: The book is divided into five parts, with each of which details a specific area: learning various forms of communication, how to communicate in the workplace, how to give presentations, communicating in teams, and advanced writing. Each chapter begins with key topics and an introduction with handy hints, figures, and tables throughout, and ends with a conclusion and a list of references.
Assessment: This book is expertly done, easy to read, and engaging. Individuals in other professions will find this a valuable resource as well. It is hoped that as communication technologies continue to evolve, the authors will consider publishing future editions.