Health Communication in the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 1405155949
ISBN-13: 9781405155946
Edition: 2007
List price: $69.95
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Description: Written in an engaging style by three experts in the field, this extensive overview offers insight into both the current thinking and some lesser researched topics in health communications. The text covers traditional areas of research, including  More...

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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 9.75" wide x 6.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Written in an engaging style by three experts in the field, this extensive overview offers insight into both the current thinking and some lesser researched topics in health communications. The text covers traditional areas of research, including provider-patient interaction, health organizations, social support and health, culture and health, health campaigns, and mass media. It also explores the key issues of new technologies, risk/crisis communication, and aging or end-of-life care environments. Real life cases illustrate concepts, and resources such as a glossary and discussion questions are included to reinforce learning. Throughout, the authors draw on a decade of experience at the local, state, national, and international levels to highlight current and significant advances in health communications.

Introduction
Overview of Communication and Health
Arguments for the Need to Study Health Communication
Defining Health Communication
A Brief History of Health Communication Research
Current Challenges to the Healthcare System and the Role of Health Communication Research
Overview of the Book
Summary
Interpersonal Perspectives
Provider-Patient Communication
Provider and Patient Views of Health and Healthcare
Provider Perspective
Patient Perspective
Provider-Patient Interaction
Improving Provider-Patient Communication
Outcomes of Provider-Patient Communication
Communication and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Summary
Caregiving and Communication
Caregiving
Hospice and Palliative Care
Attitudes Towards Death and Dying
Summary
Social, Cultural, and Organizational Contexts
Social Support and Health
Types and Functions of Social Support
Models of Social Support and Health
Perceptions of Support Providers
Strong Tie Versus Weak Tie Support Networks
The Role of Communication in the Social Support Process
Support Groups for People with Health Concerns
Communication Processes within Support Groups
Summary
Culture and Diversity Issues in Healthcare
Patient Diversity
Cultural Differences in Concepts of Health and Medicine
Recognizing Cultural Diversity in Health Beliefs
Alternative Medicine
Spirituality, Culture, and Health
Social Implications of Illness
Changing Social Perceptions of Health Issues through Communication
Provider Diversity
Summary
Communication and Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare Organizations as Systems
Types of Healthcare Organizations
Communication within Healthcare Organizations
Healthcare Organization Culture
Influences on Healthcare Organization Communication
Provider Stress, Conflict, and Support within Healthcare Organizations
Summary
Influences of Technologies and Media
New Technologies and Health Communication
Health Information on the Internet
New Technologies and Patient-Patient Communication
New Technologies and Provider-Provider Communication
New Technologies and Provider-Patient Communication
New Technologies and Health Campaigns
Summary
Mass Communication and Health
Two Perspectives of Media Influence
Needs Fulfilled by the Mass Media Concerning Health
Media Usage, Health Portrayals, and Health Behaviors
Health News Stones in the Media
Summary
Risk, Campaigns, Communities, and Teams
Risk and Crisis Communication
Defining Risk Communication
Global and Large-Scale Health Threats
At-Risk Communities within the United States
Communication Strategies for Addressing Health Risks
Community-Based Health Initiatives for At-Risk or Marginalized Populations
Risk Communication Strategies at the Provider-Patient Level
Summary
Health Campaigns and Community Health Initiatives
Campaign Goals
Theoretical Approaches to Health Campaigns
The Process of Conducting a Health Campaign
Formative Campaign Evaluation
Summary
Interdisciplinary Healthcare Teams
Diversity of Healthcare Professionals
Importance of Interdisciplinary Teams
Continuum of Healthcare Teams
Model of Synergistic Healthcare Teams
Summary
Contexts, Challenges, and Choices
Emerging Health Communication Contexts and Challenges
Health Literacy
Breaking Bad News
Health Communication and Older Adults
Summary
Index

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