Understanding the Health Communication Process: Advancing the Research Agenda to Improve Health Care Interactions and Patient Care

Susan C. Baker, Bernadette Maria Watson

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The articles presented in this special issue bring attention to important sociocultural variables and language strategies present in the ever-changing and complex health care system. These articles were selected from the health communication symposium of the 14th International Conference of Language and Social Psychology held in Hawaii in 2014. The articles each concentrate on different aspects of health communication and employ different theoretical and analytical approaches, but they all call for more education and better interventions to improve relations in the health context and patient care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)599-603
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Language and Social Psychology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • clinical handover
  • health communication
  • illness identity
  • interprofessional communication
  • patients and family
  • willingness to communicate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Anthropology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Language and Linguistics

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