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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication by Heidi (Georgetown University, USA) Hamilton

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication


Part of the Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics Series

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication by Heidi (Georgetown University, USA) Hamilton

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication consists of forty chapters that provide a broad, comprehensive, and systematic overview of the role that linguistics plays within health communication research and its applications. The Handbook is divided into three sections: * Individuals' everyday health communication * Health professionals' communicative practices * Patient-provider communication in interaction Special attention is given to cross-cutting themes, including the role of technology in health communication, narrative, and observations of authentic, naturally-occurring contexts. The chapters are written by international authorities representing a wide range of perspectives and approaches. Building on established work with cutting-edge studies on the changing health communication landscape, this volume will be an essential reference for all those involved in health communication and applied linguistics research and practice.


'I commend this book unreservedly as it draws our attention to the crucial role of language in the delivery of safe and effective healthcare and places communication as critical to patient-centred care. It represents a state of the art collection of articles on language and communication from a range of different disciplines and theoretical perspectives. It is of immense value for any student and scholar interested in healthcare, healthcare communication or applied linguistics.'
Diana Slade, Director of the International Research Centre for Communication in Healthcare (IRCCH) Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Technology

, Sydney, Australia

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Publication date

27th February 2014


Heidi (Georgetown University, USA) Hamilton

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


700 pages


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