Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9781861343413 Published January 2002 For sale in North and South America only

Communication and health in a multi-ethnic society

Mark Robinson

Communication and health in a multi-ethnic society
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Mark Robinson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

240 pages | © 2002
Paper $32.50 ISBN: 9781861343413 Published January 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Communication and cultural diversity have become key focus areas as the health service engages with goals of health improvement and equity. This timely and unique book provides a rigorous and challenging review of recent research, with a particular focus on health communication interventions concerning service users who may lack fluency in English. The book shows that meeting the needs of all health service users, including disadvantaged groups, depends on both structures and processes of communication.This book will prove invaluable to healthcare professionals and medical students, academics, practitioners, service managers and policy makers concerned with improving health services for minority ethnic groups.
Contents

Introduction

Part One: Communication barriers: Process barriers
Structural barriers

Part Two: Intervention studies: Service development
Advocates and linkworkers
Interpreters
Training
Health education programmes and resources

Conclusions

 

 

 

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