Health Communication in Practice A Case Study Approach / Edition 2

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Health Communication in Practice: A Case Study Approach offers a comprehensive examination of the complex nature of health-related communication. Modeled on Eileen Berlin Ray's 1993 volume, Case Studies in Health Communication, this text contains detailed case studies that demonstrate in-depth applications of communication theory in real-life situations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805847574
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/18/2005
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The first three minutes 3
2 Staying out of the line of fire : a medical student learns about bad news delivery 11
3 Problematic discharge from physical therapy : communicating about uncertainty and profound values 27
4 "I want you to put me in the grave with all my limbs" : the meaning of active health participation 39
5 Direct marketing directs health care relationships? : the role of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs in physician-patient communication 53
6 Communication and shared decision making in context : choosing between reasonable options 69
7 Negotiating cancer through communication 81
8 Explanations of illness : a bridge to understanding 95
9 Talking to children about illness 111
10 A treatment team approach : the negotiation of rehabilitation goals for survivors of traumatic brain injury 123
11 Communication accommodation in counseling 135
12 Social identity and stigma management for people living with HIV 145
13 "Every breast cancer is different" : illness narratives and the management of identity in breast cancer 157
14 "They make us miserable in the name of helping us" : communication of persons with visible and invisible disabilities 171
15 Communicating about family history in an age of genomic health care : expanding the role of genetic counseling 183
16 Catching up with Down Syndrome : parents' experiences in dealing with the medical and therapeutic communities 195
17 Grieving families : social support after the death of a loved one 211
18 Negotiating communication challenges while experiencing Alzheimer's disease : the case of one hispanic family 223
19 Finding the right place : social interaction and life transitions among the elderly 233
20 Role negotiation, stress, and burnout : a day in the life of "supernurse" 245
21 Medical care, health insurance, and family resources : complications to otherwise good news 261
22 Enhancing culturally competent health communication : constructing understanding between providers and culturally diverse patients 271
23 The patient in 4 : framing and sense-making in emergency medicine 285
24 Reorganized medical practice : an institutional perspective on neonatal care 297
25 Making empowerment work : medical center soars in satisfaction ratings 311
26 No, everybody doesn't : changing mistaken notions of the extent of drinking on a college campus 325
27 Personal stories and public activism : the implications of Michael J. Fox's public health narrative for policy and perspectives 335
28 Journey of life : a radio soap opera on family planning in Ethiopia 347
29 Narrowing the digital divide to overcome disparities in care 357
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