By J. David Johnson

ISBN-10: 1442221240

ISBN-13: 9781442221246

ISBN-10: 1442221259

ISBN-13: 9781442221253

Dosage: A guideline for overall healthiness Communicators uses “dosage” as a metaphor to assist all healthcare pros practice uncomplicated verbal exchange rules to their paintings.

After a basic evaluation of verbal exchange and its paramount value within the future health care atmosphere, J. David Johnson, a professor of communications and previous media learn analyst for the U.S. info service provider and writer of 5 prior books, outlines the simplest practices for

  • Interpersonal communique in overall healthiness care relationships, together with that among health care provider and sufferer. He solutions questions resembling “How a lot Do I exhibit and When?”;
  • Interprofessional groups, together with teamwork, interdependence, rigidity and burnout, and verbal exchange in decision-making;
  • Mass Media, together with looking for details and gaps in knowledge;
  • Knowledge diffusion and dissemination;
  • Change in verbal exchange, together with social media;
  • Health info expertise and the way to address the flood of communications we obtain today.


Johnson successfully expands his metaphor of dosage, detailing its many parts (amount, frequency, supply process, sequencing, interplay with what different brokers, and contraindications) in addition to discussing the use and bounds of metaphor as a rule. He explicitly addresses the next contexts: interpersonal verbal exchange, with a concentrating on wellbeing and fitness professional-client interactions; inter-professional groups; mass media which are more and more very important for broader ways to public future health; how switch is followed and carried out inside wellbeing and fitness care corporations and participants; and the recent applied sciences for well-being verbal exchange.

The book’s ultimate bankruptcy turns to broader coverage concerns raised by way of program of the metaphor of dosage in addition to detailing its implications for ways of verbal exchange examine. It concludes with a dialogue of the way dosage can function a bridging metaphor to shut the distance among researchers and practitioners that is basic to medical and translational science.

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