Effective Utilization of Communication Theories in Medical Social Work Practice

Effective Utilization of Communication Theories in Medical Social Work Practice

Author by Dr. Jane Adebusuyi

Journal/Publisher: Social Work Horizon/medical Social Services Department, University College Hospital, Ibadan

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 44 - 47

Abstract

International scholars in the field of social casework have commented on the centrality of communication skills in the case work process.

 

This paper therefore conceptualizes of “comunication as a process and as a system” including the forms and principles of communications and barriers to effective communication.

 

The theoretical frameworks of the discourse are the Bullet theory, Hypodermic Needle Model and Individual differences Theory.  The paper concludes by appraising the communication theories as applied to Medical Social Work Practice.

 


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