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Collection Development Manual

Health Communication


Definition:
The study or use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that affect health (adapted from Healthy People 2010. Current version: Healthy People 2020).
Discussion:
This field encompasses many areas of research and practice, such as health risk communication, health literacy, mass communication of health and medicine, patient-professional communication, and the development of telemedicine applications.
Scope and emphasis:
Collected comprehensively.
See also:
10/5/12

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