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Sheila Barrett , Carol Komaromy , Martin Robb , Anita Rogers
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27 Nov 2003 0415326605 978-0415326605
Communication and relationships have become an increasing focus of attention in debates about the future of health and social care. People working in care services are being encouraged to improve communication processes, to develop more participatory relationships with service users, and to work more closely in partnership with other professionals.

This Reader provides a comprehensive collection of literature that aims to enable those involved in care services, as workers, carers or service users, to reflect on their everyday interactions and to situate them in wider contexts. Including new material from the frontline of research and practice, as well as some classic readings, this wide-ranging volume emphasises the need to see interpersonal communication as embedded in relationships, and to take account of issues of power and diversity, as well as the emotional dimension of care work. Covering both health and social care, the Reader is divided into four sections, focusing on:

* concepts and contexts
* analysing aspects of communication
* the person in the process
* communication and relationships in organisations.

Communication, Relationships and Care will be an essential resource for students of social work, nursing, health and social policy, and for all involved in health and social care services, whether as professionals, carers or service users. It is a set book for the Open University's second level undergraduate course Communication and Relationships in Health and Social Care (K205).

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (27 Nov 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415326605
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415326605
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 418,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University (UK), where I've contributed to courses on working with children and young people; communication and relationships; and health and social care. I've also undertaken research into men working in childcare; fatherhood and identity; and young men and family relationships.

Before joining the OU, I worked for a number of years in community education projects in Essex, London, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars OU Students 4 Jan 2014
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This book is one of the purchases for one of the H&SC studies. The book is of excellent quality and the print within it is clear.
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4.0 out of 5 stars review 22 Feb 2013
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communication,realtionships and care: A reader
a useful tool to use alongside the OU Module, it is a necessary adjunct.
delivery was very prompt.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OU reader 23 Mar 2009
It is as u would expect for an OU book, not great bedtime reading, but usefull for the purpose it was intended!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Money saver 20 Feb 2011
I needed to buy this for book my studies. The recommended website for university was reasonably priced but this was even cheaper and therefore a bonus when you are budgeting for your course anyway!
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