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  • 14 Apr 2022
    Louise Cummings

    Long COVID: The impact on language and communication

    As we take stock nationally of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health and economy of the UK, we would do well to think about the many people who have not made a good recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The World Health Organization (2021) defines the “post COVID-19 condition” (or Long COVID) as […]

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  • 1 Oct 2020
    Jeffrey A. Hall

    Are We Going to Keep in Touch Once This Is Over?

    LAWRENCE, KS— The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way we keep in touch, but will it last when face-to-face conversation is safe again?  I’ve been interviewed dozens of times about my new book, “Relating Through Technology” (Cambridge University Press). Journalists keep asking me, do you think this will transform our habits of mediated connection? My […]

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  • 13 Feb 2020
    Roderick P. Hart

    Bullies and the 2020 Election

    I don’t know who will win the 2020 presidential race, but I do know who will lose: the biggest bully on the block since Billy Franklin beat-up Joey Tarnower in the sixth-grade and ran-off with his lunch money.  The American people, I argue, are sick of political bullying and they’re going to put a stop […]

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  • 4 Jul 2019
    Maxwell T. Boykoff

    Communicating climate change effectively and creatively

    Lately, climate change has been unmistakably present in the public sphere…Yet, conversations about climate change have remained stuck. Lately, climate change has been unmistakably present in the public sphere. An evident swirl of extreme events linked to changes in the climate, new scientific research on climate change, Youth Climate Strikes, Extinction Rebellion actions, a New […]

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  • 13 Mar 2009
    Anthony Back

    Why Communication is an Important Skill for Physicians

    I have a hunch that one reason physicians hesitate to think about communication as a learned skill is that they’ve been ‘taught’ mostly by being shamed. For example, oncologists cite ‘traumatic experiences’ as more influential in learning communication than any other kind of educational experience—more powerful than role models, workshops, lectures, you name it. What the evidence shows is that osmosis is not enough; experience alone does not result in improvement.

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