Day-to-day clinical practice in the health and care professions is filled with challenging situations rooted in interpersonal psychology. Beyond their technical and profession-specific knowledge and skills, clinical practitioners must have extraordinary communication and observation skills to manage the complexities of their daily work. This can be particularly challenging for individuals educated within one profession when they are working within interprofessional teams where collaboration, consensus, and cooperative decision making are expected. Communication in Interprofessional Care: Theory and Applications approaches this important topic with a new perspective, supporting learners and teachers through practical application of psychological and communication theory.
Contains 14 real-world clinical cases and vignettes
Explains the role of motivation, trait, and social-psychological context in influencing behaviors
Uses theory to provide practical guidance around interpersonal communication
A model for understanding the psychology of empathy
Uses personal emotional intelligence as a tool for enhancing quality of interpersonal and interprofessional communication