Health and Medical Public Relations
Routledge – 2013 – 190 pages
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.
Key features include:
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
Myc Riggulsford is a science journalist and broadcaster, a pioneer in the field of issue management and regular guest speaker at international science communication conferences. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. After leaving the NHS in 1991 where he was head of public relations for UK Transplant Service, Myc founded The Walnut Bureau, a consultancy specialising in issue management, pressure groups and science communication. He is a consultant on ethics and pressure groups, and designs and runs science communication and media training courses for 5 UK research councils, AlphaGalileo, the British Council in Ukraine, Slovenia, Serbia, Lithuania, India, the Netherlands and South Africa. He also runs media workshops for the European Commission, for academic societies such as the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, charities and public watchdogs, and he runs annual postgraduate and postdoctural seminars on media and ethical issues for UK and European universities.