Health and Medical Public Relations takes a fresh look at media relations and news values. It examines how information about medical research from the academic, pharmaceutical and charitable sectors is disseminated to target audiences through a variety of PR techniques. Scrutinising a wide range of health-related public relations activities, the book combines a critical, analytical and cultural overview of these methods with helpful guidance on their practical application.
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Wide-ranging and highly accessible, this book will be an essential resource for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals learning to specialise in health public relations.
Part A: Health PR in Context Chapter 1: What is PR? Chapter 2: Health and medical PR sectors Chapter 3: Roles within health and medical PR Part B: Media Relations Chapter 4: Getting your voice heard: basic health public relations activities Chapter 5: Why health is big news Chapter 6: Other types of health story Chapter 7: New Media Chapter 8: Journals Part C: Communicating health in theory and practice Chapter 9: Health & medical public relations planning Chapter 10: Communication, Consultation and Access Part D: Health and medical PR in society Chapter 11: Politics, ethics and the media Part E: A bit of history Chapter 12: Health and Medical PR: a Modern History