New Medical Conversation / Edition 208

New Medical Conversation / Edition 208

by Dennis J. Mazur
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742520285

ISBN-13: 9780742520288

Pub. Date: 12/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Mazur (medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences U.) writes for future practitioners in medicine and media, who seem not to be being taught the fundamentals of communication in the fields they intend to enter. He emphasizes that decision makers must distinguish between the advertising message and the information message. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR  See more details below

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Mazur (medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences U.) writes for future practitioners in medicine and media, who seem not to be being taught the fundamentals of communication in the fields they intend to enter. He emphasizes that decision makers must distinguish between the advertising message and the information message. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742520288
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/2002
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. IKey Points Needed for Better Communication
1Introduction3
2Media, Science, Doctors, and Patients5
3Basic Terms17
4The Ethics of Scientific Communications: Its Interdisciplinary Nature29
5Perspectives on Information and the Scientist, the Social Scientist, and the Philosopher43
6The New Medical Conversation and the Scientific Information Message53
7The Circumscription of Information by the Courts67
8Expanded Senses of Information by Ethicists and a Psychiatrist83
9Bioethicists Respond to the Judicial Doctrine of Informed Consent87
10Information, Cultures, and Caution93
Pt. IIHow Information Reaches Patients
11What Has been Learned in Research Studies about "Information" in the New Medical Conversation?105
12Complex Risk Information: Genetic Information and Future Generations109
Pt. IIICommunicating Risk-Benefit Information Today
13Truth and Bias in the Way Information Is Presented115
14The Move toward Providing Patients with "More Information" of "Different Types"127
Pt. IVCommunicating Risk-Benefit Information in the Future
15Egalitarian Approaches to Information139
16Research on Communication in the Patient-Physician Relationship145
17The Longer Information Message: Toward a Fuller Understanding of the "Range of Information" Being Discussed147
18Decision Support for Patients: It's Here, but What Is It, Why Is It Here, Whom Is It Supposed to Benefit, and Where Is It Going?163
19Summary and Conclusions177
Index179
About the Author187

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