The Key to Survival

Author: Tracey L. Smith
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478610328
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Key to Survival has established itself as an affordable, straightforward text geared toward students with varying backgrounds. Based on reader feedback, research in communication and other fields, and events in the news, the first ten chapters have been thoroughly revised. An added final chapter addresses the widespread surge in communicating electronically and offers practical guidelines for using this medium. Smith and Tague-Buslers conversational writing style and their clear presentation of multifaceted topics defuse the possibility of confusion or intimidation. They define and analyze how specific human mental and physical processes affect interactions with others, stressing that effective communication is essential to meeting basic human needs. Unlocking a more complete understanding of these processes enables readers to implement the authors suggested techniques for mastering successful communication. Engaging chapter-opener narratives link common miscommunication experiences to essential points discussed in the text, spiking readers interest in ways to improve their own communication. Discussion questions, activities, boldfaced key terms throughout the text, and a comprehensive glossary are additional features that enhance teaching and learning about interpersonal communication.

Communication Skills for Nurses

Author: Claire Boyd
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118767500
Format: PDF
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Survive placements and practice with this essential guide for all student nurses. Providing words of wisdom and advice from real-life student nurses, Communication Skills for Nurses is a handy, portable, and fun introduction to the key communication and interpersonal skills you’ll need on placement and as a registered nurse. Special features: Developed by students, for students Clear, straightforward, and jargon-free Explains how to use your interpersonal skills effectively, communicate with patients with specific conditions, and handle both criticisms and compliments Features tips and advice from real life nursing students Examples and questions based on real life nursing and healthcare situations

Icebreaker

Author: Tracey L. Smith
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478627212
Format: PDF, Docs
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The latest edition of Icebreaker—a practical, hands-on guide to public speaking for those with little or no experience—demonstrates a sequence of nine steps in the speech process: select a general topic, focus your topic, consider your specific purpose, organize your speech, research your topic, create presentation aids, create speech notes, practice, and deliver your speech. A distinctive series of opening questions reflectively introduce a particular public speaking/oral communication element. From the start, the questions cue readers to focus on key concepts and to watch for answers that lie ahead. “Strengthen Your Skills” exercises help readers practice essential components of public speaking. Discussion questions prompt readers to consider practical and personal applications as well as to gauge comprehension. Icebreaker provides a valuable framework for future speakers to become confident and competent.

The Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships

Author: Joyce Catlett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429920660
Format: PDF, Docs
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'Our inspiration for writing this book springs from a deep feeling for people and a grave concern that without a proper understanding of the reasons for their inhumanity in relation to one another and the development of a compassionate world view, it is likely that human beings may eventually destroy themselves and life on the planet. This work is an attempt to explain the source of destructive behaviour and how it manifests itself in personal relationships between men, women, couples, and families, and in the social arena. We present a position that offers a hope of altering the destiny of humankind's unethical behavior through better psychological understanding and education. Understanding the source of a person's aggressiveness in defending the fantasy bond and learning to cope with the voice process have strong implications for child-rearing and better mental health practices. Identifying destructive behaviours and faulty programming in family life and society, developing insight into the relationship between defences and aggressive responses, and offering a method to counteract destructive trends constitute a challenge to what many people consider to be humankinds basically unethical nature.' - From the Authors' Introduction

Competence in Interpersonal Conflict

Author: William R. Cupach
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9781577666493
Format: PDF
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This second edition of Competence in Interpersonal Conflict continues to present a conceptual framework for why communication competence is central to conflict management. The authors offer constructive guidelines that provide a basis with future conflicts in five unique settings; intercultural, organizational, familial, mediation, and violence in intimate relationships. Within any conflict interaction adept communicators embrace the notion that adopting an ethical stance is both desirable and practical.--[book cover].

Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life

Author: Marianne Dainton
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506315488
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Updated Edition of Bestseller! Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life, by Marianne Dainton and Elaine D. Zelley is the first communication theory textbook to provide practical material for career-oriented readers. Featuring new case studies, updated examples, and the latest research, the Fourth Edition of this bestseller introduces communication theory in a way that helps you understand its importance to careers in communication and business. Real-world case studies within each chapter are designed to illustrate the application of theory in a variety of professional settings. New to the Fourth Edition All case studies now include specific questions about ethical issues associated with the narrative of the case and how knowledge of theory can help you negotiate these ethical dilemmas. The simulated “Education as Entertainment Theory” includes apps and other new media forms of educational content, keeping you up-to-date with the latest technology. Four new case studies have been added to show you how the theories are tied to recent events. The cases are titled: 1. “You’re Fired” 2. “Bad Move” 3. “Million Dollar Manipulation” 4. “The (New) Media Culture Wars” New research and scholarship for all theories can be found in the “Chapter Summaries” and “Research Applications” of each chapter. Numerous political examples have been added to reflect the increasingly divergent political rhetoric in the United States.

The Business Analyst s Survival Guide

Author: LeAnn Simonson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781466431768
Format: PDF, ePub
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Book Organization: Chapter 1 discusses the management of interpersonal dynamics within your relationships and how to leverage knowledge about repeat behavior patterns to increase your success as a business analyst. Chapter 2 offers core soft-skill tips important for every business analyst to master. Chapters 3 to 10 provide a discussion of some common interpersonal challenges in business analysis and how to respond to them. Chapter 11 offers the Business Analysis Challenge Response Framework to provide a structure for responding to a particular challenge. Chapter 12 recaps key messages from the book. The appendix takes the list of common challenges from chapter 1 and offers possible root causes, potential new truths, and possible response strategies to achieve the new truth. -- Distributor's website.

Let s Talk about Relationships

Author: Thomas Lee Veenendall
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: 9780881338645
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduces students to the key elements of interpersonal communication.