Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters
March 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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"This book has the added bonus of educating people about palliative care, including how to develop an advanced directive, the way to maintain a "health report," and how to manage one's health profile. It offers multiple references for each chapter that would be helpful to readers wanting more detailed information. Additionally, it could also assist health care professionals who want to increase their communication skills." (CHOICE, December 2009)"Parrot melds her expertise in communications and health policy and administration … .Accessible and full of Parrot family anecdotes." (The Penn Stater, January 2010)
"Roxanne Parrott’s thoughtful treatment of 'why communication matters' identifies challenges and opportunities in 'talking about health' during this time of increasing consumer engagement and responsibility in health and health care." (PsycCRITIQUES, November 2009)"Roxanne Parrot has successfully combined her expertise as the most respected health communication scholar and teacher in the discipline with her ongoing roles as daughter, mother, sister and grandmother to produce this extraordinary book placing competent communication at the heart of our health care challenges. Talking about Health is an enjoyable, must read for all of us as we cope with our health challenges and attempt to make wise health decisions across the life span." Jon F. Nussbaum, Penn State University
"This book can make a difference in people’s lives. I value and applaud Dr. Parrott’s use of her knowledge, experience, and insight to write a book that empowers people to take charge of their health through communication. This book is timely and necessarya smart book that makes the reader smarter." Professor Maureen Keeley, Texas State University