The Handbook of Communication Skills

Author: Owen Hargie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134242379
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The Handbook of Communication Skills is recognised as one of the core texts in the field of communication. This thoroughly revised and updated third edition arrives at a time of considerable growing interest in this area, with recent research showing the importance of communication skills for success in many walks of life. The book's core principle, that interpersonal communication can be conceptualized as a form of skilled activity, is examined in detail and a comprehensive transactional model of skilled communication is presented, which takes into account current conceptual and research perspectives. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of research, theory and practice in the key skill areas of communication, such as non-verbal communication, persuasion, leadership, assertiveness, self-disclosure, listening and negotiation. Each chapter is written by a recognised authority in that particular specialism, among them world leaders in their particular fields. In the ten years since the last edition, a large volume of research has been published and the text has been comprehensively updated by reviewing this wealth of data. In addition a new chapter on persuasion has been added - one of the areas of most rapid growth in social psychology and communication. The Handbook of Communication Skills represents the most significant single contribution to the literature in this domain. It will be of continued interest to researchers and students in psychology and communication, as well as in a variety of other contexts, from vocational courses in health, business and education, to many others such as nursing and social work whose day-to-day work is dependent on effective interpersonal skills.

The Handbook of Communication Skills

Author: Bernice Hurst
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The success of any organisation hinges on effective communication. Essential for implementing marketing, sales and management techniques, not to mention clinching deals, it is an vital skill for all. Fully revised and updated, this new edition gives comprehensive insights into how to become an effective communicator.

The Handbook of Communication Skills

Author: Frank P. Murphy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781901657166
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The Handbook of Communication Skills deals with communication in all its various forms and provides a blueprint for excellent communication at every level.'

Handbook of Communication and Social Interaction Skills

Author: John O. Greene
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135664102
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Providing a thorough review and synthesis of work on communication skills and skill enhancement, this Handbook serves as a comprehensive and contemporary survey of theory and research on social interaction skills. Editors John O. Greene and Brant R. Burleson have brought together preeminent researchers and writers to contribute to this volume, establishing a foundation on which future study and research will build. The handbook chapters are organized into five major units: general theoretical and methodological issues (models of skill acquisition, methods of skill assessment); fundamental interaction skills (both transfunctional and transcontextual); function-focused skills (informing, persuading, supporting); skills used in management of diverse personal relationships (friendships, romances, marriages); and skills used in varied venues of public and professional life (managing leading, teaching). Distinctive features of this handbook include: * broad, comprehensive treatment of work on social interaction skills and skill acquisition; * up-to-date reviews of research in each area; and * emphasis on empirically supported strategies for developing and enhancing specific skills. Researchers in communication studies, psychology, family studies, business management, and related areas will find this volume a comprehensive, authoritative source on communications skills and their enhancement, and it will be essential reading for scholars and students across the spectrum of disciplines studying social interaction.

Handbook of Veterinary Communication Skills

Author: Carol Gray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111869970X
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This is the first definitive textbook on veterinary communication, written specifically for students and veterinary professionals by a group of international experts. Communication is a core clinical skill, and is now taught as a compulsory part of most veterinary degree courses. Good communication is crucial to the veterinarian-client-patient relationship, to patient health and ultimately to the success of any veterinary business. The book covers all the key areas of communication including: the basic framework for the veterinary consultation; professional, ethical and legal aspects; communication with clients and colleagues; and coping with end-of-life and other difficult situations. It combines the most up-to-date research with a wealth of practical information, such as: Real-life case studies to help you apply your learning to real scenarios Simple step-by-step guidelines showing you how to deal with specific situations Examples of written resources you can use in practice This valuable textbook has been written and edited by a carefully chosen group of specialists, comprising veterinary communication lecturers, veterinary practitioners, training managers and counsellors.

Handbook Of Communication Skills English Grammar

Author: Arvind Shah
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: 9352667379
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is written with the objective to make English language learning easy for good communication skills. Communication demands adherence to the rules of the language (grammar) and sensitivity to the content, style and presentation. It is therefore, a need that we understand the different aspects of use of correct language to help us to be good communicators. This book has lessons on grammar and communication skills to add efficiency to the expressions of an English language learner. Appropriate chapters of grammar have been written and explained with suitable examples. There are exercises associated with every chapter for practice of grammar and communication skills. There are detailed chapters on oral, visual and written communications to bring forth different aspects of communi-cation for improvement and efficiency. It is author’s conviction and firm belief that the students of English will find this book objectively suitable and meaningfully easy for learning English grammar and communication skills.

Handbook of Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care

Author: David Kissane
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191620815
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This comprehensive text provides clinicians with practical and evidence-based guidelines to achieve effective, patient-centered communication in the areas of cancer and palliative care. Written by an outstanding panel of international experts, it integrates empirical findings with clinical wisdom, draws on historical approaches and presents a state-of-the-art curriculum for applied communication skills training for the specialist oncologist, surgeon, nurse and other multi-disciplinary team members involved in cancer care today. In this book communication is broken down into key modules that cover the life-cycle of cancer care. They include coverage of diagnosis and treatment including clinical trials, empathic support in response to distress, transition to survivorship or palliative therapies, discussion of prognosis, conduct of family meetings, and care of the dying. Complementary training of patients in their communication with the doctor completes the interactive dyad. The art of teaching, impact of gender and power in the consultation and the ethical context are carefully considered. Special communication challenges include discussion of genetic risk, rehabilitative and salvage surgery, promotion of treatment adherence, unanticipated adverse outcomes, intercultural issues, fertility and sexuality. The value of decision aides, question prompt lists, audio-recording of consultations and use of the internet is illustrated. By looking across the full spectrum of disciplines involved in the multidisciplinary team, discipline-specific issues are considered by experts in each field. In this manner, the needs of patients and their relatives are evaluated, including paediatric and geriatric populations. To achieve all of this, theoretical models are examined from the medical school to the highly specialized practice, facilitation training and actor training are made explicit, and international approaches to communication skills training are compared and contrasted. Finally, research tools that assist in coding cancer consultations, evaluating training courses, and employing mixed methods in studies aid the reader in providing clear and sensitive communication when handling challenging situations whilst treating cancer sufferers and palliative care patients.

Handbook of Communication in Anaesthesia Critical Care

Author: Allan M. Cyna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199577285
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This book provides anaesthetists, intensivists and other critical care staff with a comprehensive resource that offers ways of improving communication in everyday clinical practice, and provides practical communication tools that can be used in difficult or unfamiliar circumstances. It demonstrates how communication can be structured to improve patient care and safety with numerous practical examples and vignettes illustrating how the concepts discussed can beintegrated into clinical practice, and presents ideas in a way that enhances clinical interactions with patients and colleagues and facilitate the teaching of trainees. Section 1 contains theoretical and research-based material on which the communication models and concepts used inthe book are based. Section 2 details examples of how communication skills can be integrated into clinical practice. Section 3 addresses special situations including: obstetrics; paediatrics; needle phobia; how to break bad news; and the Intensive Care Unit. Section 4 provides examples of other interpersonal and professional communication skills relevant to the acute care clinician such as, 'Talking to surgeons' and 'Team communication'. Finally, Section 5 builds on many of the concepts usedearlier in the book and briefly presents how the innovative use of advanced 'hypnotic' communication skills can supplement and enhance anaesthesia and critical care. Edited by practising anaesthetists with particular expertise in teaching communication, and with contributions fromexpert clinicians based in North America, Europe and Australasia, this book will stimulate and complement the development of comprehensive resources for communication skills teaching in anaesthesia and other related professional groups.

Handbook Of Practical Communication Skills

Author: Edited By Chrissie Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788172247775
Format: PDF, ePub
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Speaking is our natural mode of communication. However, sometimes some or the other irrational fear hinders this communication skill. This handbook is all about speaking effectively. It guides us to a variety of speaking situations and concentrates on thr