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Aromatherapy may also be useful in treating a stressed-out person since it may help with relaxation and hence get rid of stress. One advantage of aromatherapy is that even if it does not work it is quite harmless and does not have any unwanted and horrible side-effects. In contrast, treating people with cancer using chemotherapy makes people feel ill and sick, and may not always make them better. When using aromatherapy therapy to treat an illness such as extreme stress it is often difficult to know what actually works since a person suffering stress may also be given drugs by their doctor.

Saving the best until last is unlikely to make the impression intended. • People remember short, pithy ‘sound-bites’ rather than long, complicated sentences containing obscure words or jargon. • Repeated information is better remembered, something that psychologists call ‘rehearsal’. • Specific, rather than general, information is more likely to be remembered. Therefore, talking about the patient and their particular case will be better than making more vague comments about ‘people’ who have ‘similar’ health problems to the patient.

This can make women less confident in their doctors (Oakley, 1980). SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS How much money a person has, and their social standing, can also impact upon the health care they receive, including the communication with health professionals that can occur. 2 AIM Blair (1993) conducted a study to investigate the nature of communication between doctors and working-class or middle-class patients. METHOD Working-class and middle-class patients were recruited for the study. All were given communications concerning different health problems or illnesses.

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