Case Studies in Health Communication [NOOK Book]

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This book focuses on the complexities of the communication of health-related messages and information through the use of case studies. The expert contributors to this volume are scholars who, during their research and consulting, grapple with many of the issues of concern to those studying health communication. While several introductory books offer brief case studies to illustrate concepts covered, this book provides in-depth cases that enable...

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Case Studies in Health Communication

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Overview

This book focuses on the complexities of the communication of health-related messages and information through the use of case studies. The expert contributors to this volume are scholars who, during their research and consulting, grapple with many of the issues of concern to those studying health communication. While several introductory books offer brief case studies to illustrate concepts covered, this book provides in-depth cases that enable more advanced students to apply theory to real situations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136690761
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • File size: 558 KB

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
Pt. I Issues in Medical Training
1 Learning to Care for Others and Self: The Experience of Medical Education 3
2 Whose Agenda is it Anyway?: Training Medical Residents in Patient-Centered Interviewing Techniques 15
3 Communication and Case-Based Ethics: Issues in Medical Training and Practice 31
Pt. II Issues in Caregiver-Recipient Roles
4 Pediatrician-Parent Conversation: A Case of Mutual Influence 49
5 Advocates for the Elderly Patient: Negotiation of Patient and Physician Roles 61
6 Finding the Right Place: Life in a Nursing Home 73
Pt. III Issues in Medical Care
7 From Labor to the NICU: The Journey of a Premature Baby and Her Parents 87
8 Denying Patient Autonomy: Seeking Second Opinions in a Health Crisis 101
9 Diagnosis HIV/AIDS: Caregiver Communication in the Crisis of Terminal Illness 113
Pt. IV Issues in Social Support
10 Communication as Threat and Therapy: Stigma, Social Support, and Coping with HIV Infection 131
11 "Isn't It Great That People Like You Get Out?": The Process of Adjusting to Disability 149
12 "Friends Don't Let Friends Beer Goggle": The Use and Abuse of Alcohol Among College Students 161
13 Caring for the Caregivers: Intraorganizational Stress and Support issues in a Health-Care Organization 175
Pt. V Issues in Cultural Dynamics
14 Coping with Loss: Norms of Dependence and Independence in Appalachian Culture 191
15 The Management of Mrs. Suzuki's Miscarriage: Communication and Social Relationships in Japan 209
16 Is it Better Across the Border: Comparing Health Care in Mexico and the United States 223
Pt. VI Issues in Health-Care Delivery
17 Communication as Hospital Dirty Work: The Neglected Task of Informing Patients About DRGs 237
18 Challenges to Feminist Rights in Health-Care Systems: A Case of Social Justice in Work and Caregiving 249
19 Getting Back to Patient Care: Communication and Change at a Major Medical Center 263
Pt. VII Issues in Information Dissemination
20 Talking with the Public About Cancer: The Cancer Information Service 277
21 Disseminating State-Of-The-Art Cancer Treatment Information: The Formative Evaluation of the Physician Data Query System 291
Author Index 303
Subject Index 307
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