Communication across the Lifespan

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Communication Across the Lifespan combines communication and lifespan development, in order to equip students entering health, disability and related fields with the skills they need to engage effectively with people of all ages and life experiences. The book gives a sound introduction to the essential concepts of therapeutic communication across the lifespan within the New Zealand environment, and is informed by current issues and debate, designed to encourage critical thinking and reflection. Health and wellness issues are covered from the perspective of patients and professionals which enable students to hear what patients say and to explore their own lived experience of health and illness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195585148
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/19/2012
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 1,424,024
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Shaw, BN, MEd Admin (Hons), EdD, Dip Tchg (Primary), NZRGON. Susan has worked at AUT since 1992 and is currently Associate Dean and a director of the National Centre for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (NCIPECP) within the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.
Ailsa Haxell, BA, MHSc (Hons), PGCertEd (Management), Dip Nursing. Ailsa is currently completing a PhD on change and the use of emergent technologies through Deakin University in Melbourne. Ailsa is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at AUT.
Terry Weblemoe, BA, MA, RN. Terry has had a lifelong interest in indigenous cultures and health, and has worked as a registered nurse in New York, Florida, and New Zealand. She has worked in various nursing and education roles and has been involved in several research projects with M?ori.

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Communication & Development
2. The Antenatal Journey
3. Birth and Neonate
4. 'MY do it!' Communication with Babies and Young Children
5. School Age
6. Teens
7. Early Adulthood
8. Middle Years
9. Senior Years
10. Death, Grief and Bereavement
11. Communication and survival
12. Access and Communication
13. Power Relations
14. Culture
15. Social and Interpersonal Dynamics
16. Touch
17. Media
18. Types of Messages
19. Language and Vocabulary
20. Style and Manner
21. Receiving the Message
22. Written Communication
23. The Electronic Message
24. Creative Messages
25. Professional Communication
26. Therapeutic Engagement
27. Care at a Distance

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