Communication

Author: William J. Seiler
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205282005
Format: PDF, ePub
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"No man is an island," so the cliché goes. These days, no man could be an island even he wanted to -- the phone, fax, pager, or computer would somehow find his address and "get in touch." These advances in communication are just a technological means of fulfilling a very basic need of all people -- the need for human contact and social interaction. Communication is about connecting, linking, sharing, participating, bonding, coupling, or joining with others, proving that humans cannot exist and survive in isolation. This book provides the basis for understanding how and why relationships develop and dissolve, and how communication has changed in recent years. This book introduces readers to the field of communication and the connection of communication to their lives, their education, and their careers. Focusing on the notion of "making connections," this book strives to help readers understand the role communication plays in their daily lives and the value of communication skills. Throughout the book, readers see how diversity, ethics, and technology relate to communication and to their lives as a whole. The "making connections" theme is evident within every chapter through the careful weaving of how communication connects to every text concept and discussion. Communication specialists, debaters, speech writers, instructors of speech communication, and anyone interested in this field.

Mosby s Guide to Women s Health

Author: Tolu Oyelowo
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323046010
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This essential clinical companion provides quick access to a wealth of information on effectively managing common womens health issues. It offers just the right level of coverage for health professionals, with concise, user-friendly protocols for diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions. This book also explores alternative natural treatment options such as physical therapy, nutrition, herbs, chiropractic, and naturopathic therapies.

Biocultural Evolution

Author: Clare L. Boulanger
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608102
Format: PDF
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In a writing style that will captivate those new to the subject, Boulanger presents an understanding of human biological and cultural evolution that is both scientific and humanistic, in keeping with classic anthropological ideals. The aim of this reasonably priced text is to help students think critically about what being human has been, what it is at present, and what it may be in the future. While the book focuses on the anthropological subfields of biological anthropology and archaeology, information and insights are also drawn from cultural anthropology and anthropological linguistics. Boulangers absorbing treatment, in contrast to other texts on human evolution, features an opening chapter that seeks to negotiate fairly, without defensiveness or condescension, a pathway for creationists to follow into the topic. The next three chapters provide background on the history of evolutionary science, the biology of inheritance and population change, and primatology. Chapters 5 through 9 focus on human biocultural evolution from the time of the ancestor we share with chimpanzees through the development of agriculture and the founding of states. The last chapter deals with the issue of racehow it has affected our interpretation of the past and how it continues to influence the present. In addition to an extensive glossary, the fully illustrated textbook features numerous topic-enhancing sidebars, questions for discussion and review, and student exercises.

Family Communication

Author: Kathleen M. Galvin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317347757
Format: PDF, Docs
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Family Communication: Cohesion and Change encourages students to observe family interaction patterns analytically and relate communication theories to family interactions. Using a framework of family functions, first-person narratives, and current research, Family Communication: Cohesion and Change emphasizes the diversity of today's families in terms of structure, ethnic patterns, and developmental experiences.

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Author: William Mendenhall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133711677
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Used by hundreds of thousands of students since its first edition, INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS, Fourteenth Edition, continues to blend the best of its proven, error-free coverage with new innovations. Written for the higher end of the traditional introductory statistics market, the book takes advantage of modern technology--including computational software and interactive visual tools--to facilitate statistical reasoning as well as the interpretation of statistical results. In addition to showing how to apply statistical procedures, the authors explain how to describe real sets of data meaningfully, what the statistical tests mean in terms of their practical applications, how to evaluate the validity of the assumptions behind statistical tests, and what to do when statistical assumptions have been violated. The new edition retains the statistical integrity, examples, exercises, and exposition that have made this text a market leader--and builds upon this tradition of excellence with new technology integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A First Look at Communication Theory

Author: Em Griffin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077842456
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The ninth edition of A First Look at Communication Theory justifies again the program’s enduring popularity. Em Griffin, now joined by colleagues Andrew Ledbetter and Glenn Sparks, encourages students who are encountering the field for the first time to tackle theories without fear. The authors introduce 32 diverse theories that are a mix of foundational and recent scholarship and, with the benefit of numerous examples and connections to pop culture, help students apply them to their own lives. This program ensures that students have a solid foundation with which to begin understanding the relationships between theories.

Reading Literature and Writing Argument

Author: Missy James
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321871862
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Based on the assumption that writing is valued only when it makes readers think, this anthology combines the content of literature and argument texts into one easy to use book. Reading Literature and Writing Argument provides students with multi-genre reading experiences designed to immerse them in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives. This book also prompts students to see language as a way to create meaning in their lives and to see themselves as writers with a purpose and an audience.

Medical Surgical Nursing

Author: Janice Hoffman
Publisher: F A Davis Company
ISBN: 9780803644175
Format: PDF, Docs
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Davis Advantage for Medical-Surgical Nursing www.DavisAdvantage.com Instant Access: 978-0-8036-6037-3 Access Card: 978-0-8036-6038-0 Learn - Apply - Assess Davis Advantage Med-Surg is a comprehensive curriculum solution that creates a seamless learning experience across the Learn-Apply-Assess continuum. It combines an innovative text, Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice, with two online programs, Personalized Learning Plans and Davis Edge for Med-Surg. Together, they create an immersive, multimedia experience that tracks each student's progress and assesses their knowledge until they have mastered the concepts and are ready to apply them in class, clinical, and practice. LEARN The Textbook Medical-Surgical Nursing: Making Connections to Practice Janice Hoffman, PhD, RN, ANEF, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia, MO Nancy Sullivan, DNP, RN, Assistant Professor/Simulations Director, Acute and Chronic Care, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing This student-focused text connects the concepts students are learning in class to the real world in which they will practice. A consistent, streamlined organization and a wealth of pedagogical features promote critical thinking and clinical decision making by emphasizing the patient-centered role of the nurse and the hows and whys of clinical presentation and treatment plans for their patients. APPLY Personalized Online Learning Plans Personalized Learning Plans offer multiple paths to learning success. Students are assessed on their comprehension of key topics and then are given a plan to work through based on their strengths and weaknesses. Interactive case studies, animations and dynamic activities engage students and bring the concepts to life to help drive mastery. ASSESS Personalized Online Quizzing Davis Edge Med-Surg Davis Edge Med-Surg is the adaptive quizzing platform that uses NCLEX(R)-style questions for assessment and remediation. Its interactive, question-based format provides the practice students need to master course content and improve their scores on classroom exams through a series of personalized quizzes based on each student's performance. A special code in the front of the book unlocks Personalized Learning Plan and Davis Edge for students, including an interactive ebook version of the text. See what instructors are saying... "Davis Advantage was easy to access, with pertinent information. Having students prep before class is essential to learning ... [Davis Advantage is] concise and easy to read without going through paragraphs to obtain the information needed to understand the nursing process for a particular disease. Plus, rationales are included for improved understanding! Students want to know what is necessary to know. A clear, consistent format is helpful for them." - Suzanne Carlson, RN, MSN, Instructor at Southwestern Community College "What I loved about Davis Advantage was the online supportive learning. The short video was packed with valuable information that appealed to the visual learner. The Q&A was great to validate key concepts; then there was the Personalized Teaching Plans for faculty that were an excellent source of an alternative classroom strategy. Loved the set-up!" - Frances Rice-Farrand DNP, APRN, CNS, CNE, Instructor at California State University Also Available: Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual, 5th Edition