Conversing with Cancer: How to Ask Questions, Find and Share Information, and Make the Best Decisions

Conversing with Cancer: How to Ask Questions, Find and Share Information, and Make the Best Decisions

by Lisa Sparks, Anna Leahy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433133534
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Series: Language as Social Action Series , #22
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 1,226,688
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lisa Sparks is a highly regarded teacher-scholar whose published work spans more than 150 research articles and scholarly book chapters and is the author and editor of more than ten books in the areas of communication, health, and aging with a distinct focus on intersections of provider–patient interaction and family decision-making as related to cancer communication science. Her innovative research has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, and TED.

Anna Leahy is the author of Tumor and Aperture and co-author of Generation Space and What We Talk about When We Talk about Creative Writing. She earned her PhD from Ohio University and teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at Chapman University, where she edits the international journal TAB.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments – Introduction to Conversing with Cancer – Talk, Talk: Understanding Health Communication, Health Literacy, and Cancer – The Big C: Culture and Cancer Care – Who’s Who: Social Identity and Cancer Care – Citizens of Cancer Land: Cancer Communication Across a Lifetime – Navigating the Landscape: Communication in Cancer Care Organizations – What’s Up, Doc?: Patients and Healthcare Providers in Conversation – Giving Care, Taking Care: Caregivers and Communication – Warrior or Citizen?: Metaphors and Messages in Cancer Care – Can You Hear Me Now?: Technology and Communication in Cancer Care – Extending the Conversation: A New Theoretical Model for Cancer Communication – Epilogue: Mottos Moving Forward – Glossary – Suggested Online Resources for Expanded Discussion – Index.

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