“Health Communication in the 21st Century
is highly accessible and easy to understand for undergraduate readers who may be new to the field of health communication. The book is particularly appropriate for use in an introductory course in health communication. It works equally well for communication majors, students in the health care professions, and students in other major fields of study. It provides ample vivid examples and real-life cases to illustrate complex health communication theories and concepts.” (PsycCRITIQUES
, March 2009)
"I commend Professors Wright, Sparks, and O’Hair for crafting a salient, timely, and much needed undergraduate text. Health communication instructors and students alike will reap many benefits from perusing this vital work. Whether one aspires to become a more effective health care consumer and advocate, effectively prepare his/her students for key health care challenges, and/or inform research designs as well as community interventions, this book should be an invaluable resource."
, University of Houston
"Health Communication in the 21st Century is the much anticipated, significant scholarly text that successfully organizes and presents the broad range of recent research findings within Health Communication. The chapters on Caregiving, New Technologies, Healthcare Organizations, and Interdisciplinary Healthcare Teams move this book well beyond all competitors."
–Jon Nussbaum, Penn State University