An Ethnographic Study of the Role of Humor in Health Care Transactions

An Ethnographic Study of the Role of Humor in Health Care Transactions

by Lance R. Lippert, Stephen K. Hunt
     
 
Lippert and Hunt (both: communication, Illinois State U.) explore the role of humor in health care communication. The text is based upon the results of a study of interactive humor in communicative exchanges between nursing home residents and the nurses who work with them on a daily basis. The authors utilize a symbolic interactionist perspective to identify the

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Lippert and Hunt (both: communication, Illinois State U.) explore the role of humor in health care communication. The text is based upon the results of a study of interactive humor in communicative exchanges between nursing home residents and the nurses who work with them on a daily basis. The authors utilize a symbolic interactionist perspective to identify the functions these humorous exchanges serve. The volume lacks a subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773462472
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
Studies in Health and Human Services
Pages:
260

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