12.1 Introduction 12.2 Exploring relevance 12.3 Discourse and social theory 12.4 Developing frameworks 12.5 Summary
Sally Candlin [+]
Sally Candlin, in her position of Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, taught for a number of years in the Masters program in Communication in Professions and Organisations and supervises the research of postgraduate students. She is the author of Therapeutic Communication: A Lifespan Approach (Pearson Education, 2008). She has taught in nursing and health programs, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Technology, Sydney, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the University of Western Sydney. She is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and a Health Visitor.
Peter Roger [+]
Peter Roger is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at Macquarie University. His teaching spans several Master’s degree programs, including Applied Linguistics, Communication in Professions and Organisations, and Speech Pathology. He studied Medicine at the University of Sydney, and after graduating worked as a medical practitioner for several years before going on to complete a Doctor of Philosophy degree in communication sciences and disorders. He has published in a variety of journals, including Journal of Neurology, Brain Injury, Aphasiology, Neuroradiology, Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, and International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
This chapter draws on two related concepts: motivational relevance and practical relevance, in order to enrich the social and professional practice of healthcare through communicating effectively with others.