The Health Caregiver-Patient Relationship: Pathology, Etiology, Treatment

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The relationship between human communication and health care is a very fundamental one. Communication is the process through which symptoms are described and interpreted, and the means through which treatment is provided and compliance encouraged. It is the mechanism through which scientific advances are shared within the research and professional community, the vehicle through which medical personnel are trained and patients educated, and the link through which caregivers from different specialties interact with one another on a daily basis. Moreover, the process of communication is central to the way individuals and societies conceptualize and cope with illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCommunication and Health
Subtitle of host publicationSystems and Applications
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781136691614
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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