Communication in society

  • Barbara Scammell
Part of the Essentials of Nursing Management book series (ENMS)


To understand how communication is used in society, it is helpful to consider:
  • why we communicate

  • how we communicate

  • what interferes with accurate communication

  • what are the main components of the personality that influences communication.


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  1. 1.
    A. Maslow, Motivation and Personality (New York: Harper & Row, 1970).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Desmond Morris, Manwatching (London: Jonathan Cape, 1977).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Sir Ernest Gowers, The Complete Plain Words (London: Pelican Books, 1982).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    V. Tschudin and J. Schober, Managing Yourself (London: Macmillan, 1990).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    H. Koonitz, C. O’Donnell and H. Weihrich, Management (London: McGraw-Hill, 1980).Google Scholar

Suggested further reading: Reference books

  1. A good up-to-date dictionary is essential, e.g.: The Collins English Dictionary, New Edition (Collins, 1986).Google Scholar
  2. Accurate spelling is essential. A useful book is: Christine Maxwell, The Pergamon Dictionary of Perfect Spelling (Wheaton, 1977). This is a quick reference book which gives the rules of spelling.Google Scholar
  3. J. I. Rodale, The Synonym Finder (Rodale Press, 1979).Google Scholar
  4. Joel Arnstein, The International Dictionary of Graphic Symbols (London: Century Publishing, 1983).Google Scholar

Books about communications and communicating

  1. Will Bridge and Jill Maclead-Clark, Communication in Nursing Care (London: HM + M, 1981).Google Scholar
  2. Robert Bolton, People Skills (New Jersey: Prentice-Hall Inc., 1979).Google Scholar
  3. S. H. Burton, People and Communication, Longman Business Education Series (London: Longman, 1980).Google Scholar
  4. Margaret Wolff and Graham Collins, Communicating at Work, Nelson BEC Books (Nelson, 1982).Google Scholar

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© Barbara Scammell 1990

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  • Barbara Scammell

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