Communication Across the Lifespan

Paperback | January 17, 2012

bySusan Shaw, Ailsa Haxell, Terry Weblemoe

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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 theessential 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 professionalswhich enable students to hear what patients say and to explore their own lived experience of health and illness.

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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 theessential concepts of therapeutic communicat...

Susan Shaw, BN, MEd Admin (Hons), EdD, Dip Tchg (Primary), NZRGON. Susan has a background in education and healthcare having originally qualified as a primary school teacher and then a nurse. Susan has worked at AUT since 1992 and is currently Associate Dean and a director of the National Centre for Interprofessional Education and Coll...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:396 pagesPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195585143

ISBN - 13:9780195585148

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Communication and Development1. Introducing Communication and DevelopmentPart 2 Lifespan Development2. The Antenatal Journey3. Birth and Neonate4. 'MY do it!' Communication with Babies and Young Children5. School Age6. Teens7. Early Adulthood8. Middle Years9. Senior Years10. Death, Grief and BereavementPart 3 Communication and Human Engagement11. Communication and survival12. Access and Communication13. Power Relations14. Culture15. Social and Interpersonal Dynamics16. Touch17. Media18. Types of Messages19. Language and Vocabulary20. Style and Manner21. Receiving the Message22. Written Communication23. The Electronic Message24. Creative MessagesPart 4 Professional Communication25. Professional Communication26. Therapeutic Engagement27. Care at a Distance