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Description - Narratives, Health, and Healing by Lynn M. Harter

This distinctive collection explores the use of narratives in the social construction of wellness and illness. Narrative as an area of study in communication has been gaining popularity in recent years, and its application in the health area has become particularly strong. The emphasis of Narratives, Health, and Healing is on what the process of narrating accomplishes--how it serves in the health communication process where people define themselves and present their social and relational identities. Organized into four parts, the chapters included here examine health narratives in interpersonal relationships, organizations, and public fora. The editors provide an extensive introduction to weave together the various threads in the volume, highlight the approach and contribution of each chapter, and bring to the forefront the increasingly important role of narrative in health communication. This volume offers important insights on the role of narrative in communicating about health, and it will be on great interest to scholars and graduate students in health communication, health psychology, and public health. It is also relevant to medical, nursing, and allied health readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805850321
ISBN-10: 0805850325
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 534
Imprint: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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