Health Communication in Practice
A Case Study Approach
Edited by Eileen Berlin Ray
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Health Communication in Practice by Eileen Berlin Ray
Book DescriptionHealth Communication in Practice: A Case Study Approach offers a comprehensive examination of the complex nature of health-related communication. This text contains detailed case studies that demonstrate in-depth applications of communication theory in real-life situations. With chapters written by medical practitioners as well as communication scholars, the cases included herein cover a variety of topics, populations, contexts and issues in health communication, including: *provider-recipient communication and its importance to subsequent diagnosis and treatment; *decision-making; *social identity, particularly how people redefine and renegotiate their social identity; *communication dynamics within families and with health care providers through unexpected health situations; *delivery of health care; and *health campaigns designed to disseminate health-related information and change behaviors. Reflecting the changes in health communication scholarship and education over the past decade, chapters also explore current topics such as delivering bad news, genetic testing, intercultural communication, grieving families, and international health campaigns. A list of relevant concepts and definitions is included at the end of each case to help students make connections between the scenario and the communication theories it reflects. With its breadth of coverage and applied, practical approach, this timely and insightful text will serve as required reading in courses addressing the application of communication theory in a health-related context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805847581
(246mm x 174mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Eileen Berlin Ray
Health Communication in Practice, Hardback (March 2005)
In this examination of the complexity of health-related communication, detailed case studies demonstrate in-depth applications of communication theory in relation to the real situations. With its breadth of coverage and practical approach, it is appropriate for courses addressing the application of communication theory in a health-related context.
Case Studies in Communication and Disenfranchisement, Paperback (September 1996)
This volume provides case studies of some of the people, groups and classes who are living a disenfranchised existence in the USA. Whether by birth or unfortunate circumstances, they are denied full privileges.
Communication and Disenfranchisement, Paperback (September 1996)» View all books by Eileen Berlin Ray
This volume and its companion case studies book deal with some of the people, groups and classes who are living a disenfranchised existence in the USA. Whether by birth or unfortunate circumstances, they are denied full privileges. These issues are examined through a theoretical framework.
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