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Health Communication Models and Practices in Interpersonal and Media Contexts: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Health Communication Models and Practices in Interpersonal and Media Contexts: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Author(s)/Editor(s): Célia Belim (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Cristina Vaz de Almeida (ISCSP - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4396-2
ISBN13: 9781799843962
ISBN10: 1799843963
EISBN13: 9781799843979

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Successful communication can help to prevent health problems, promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles, and overcome health challenges. However, various issues have created obstacles for the promotion of health communication, including low health literacy, the reluctance of patients to admit their lack of understanding, the overestimation by health professionals of a patient’s level of understanding, and insufficient health literacy tools, to name a few. It is thus essential to convey the latest communication models and practices being used to increase health literacy and provide adequate health information to society.

Health Communication Models and Practices in Interpersonal and Media Contexts: Emerging Research and Opportunities explores and analyzes the fundamentals, models, and dimensions of health communication and offers practical solutions for better communications with direct outcomes in the optimization of citizens’ health literacy. The book also discusses and proposes more effective health communication models and practices as a tool for the construction of more solid and evident health outcomes. Covering topics such as cancer prevention, health professionals’ communication, and models of health communication, this text is essential for health professionals, communication professionals, professors, teachers, researchers, academicians, and students.



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