Beyond These Walls Readings in Health Communication

ISBN-10: 0195332504

ISBN-13: 9780195332506

Edition: 2008

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Beyond These Walls is an invaluable collection of foundational and cutting-edge readings from top scholars in the rapidly growing area of health communication. This innovative anthology demonstrates that health care and communication about health often take place at home, at work, at school, and in recreational and social settings--not just in doctors' offices and hospitals. Editor Linda C. Lederman has compiled essays that--through a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches--investigate the following diverse topics: * The historical background of health communication * The development of patient-provider communication as a key object of study * The prevalence of health promotion and other persuasive messages in public and individual health * The importance of social support offered inside and outside of traditional medical experiences * The growing importance of media literacy, particularly in a rapidly expanding information age * The increasingly relevant relationship between health communication and the organizations that help construct it * The future of health communication Other subjects covered include the effects of socio-political and organizational structures on health communication, the impact of the Internet, and narrative as a significant conceptual approach to understanding health and illness. Individual chapter introductions draw students' attention to key points in each reading, and discussion questions--designed to encourage critical thinking--follow each article. A unique topical matrix, which identifies relevant subject categories in each chapter, places the research within the larger context of health communication.
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List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Foreword by Gary Kreps
Preface: To the Instructor
Acknowledgements Introductory Overview: Thinking Outside the Boundaries that Divide, Linda Costigan Lederman
About the Contributors Health Communication Grid
Health Communication: History and Contemporary Challenges
The Interdisciplinary Study of Health Communication and Its Relationship to Communication Science
Communication in the Age of Managed Care: Introduction to the Special Issue
E-Health: Reinventing Healthcare in the Information Age
Illness Narratives and the Social Construction of Health
Patient Provider Communication
'But Basically You're Feeling Well, Are You?': Tag Questions in Medical Consultations
Blood, Vomit, and Communication: The Days and Nights of an Intern on Call
Components of Patients' and Doctors' Perceptions of Communication Competence During a Primary Care Medical Interview
Virtually Healthy: The Impact of Internet Use on Disease Experience and the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Promoting Communication With Older Adults: Protocols for Resolving Interpersonal Conflict and for Enhancing Interactions With Doctors
Listening to Women's Narratives of Breast Cancer Treatment: A Feminist Approach to Patient Satisfaction with Physician-Patient Communication
The Changing Role of Patients in Health Care
Reconceptualizing the 'Patient': Health Care Promotion as Increasing Citizens' Decision-Making Competencies
'E-Health': The Internet and the Transformation of Patients Into Consumers and Producers of Health Knowledge
Uncertainty in Illness
Health Communication in Organizations, Groups, and Teams
Interdisciplinary Health Care: Teamwork in the Clinic Backstage
When Social Workers and Physicians Collaborate: Positive and Negative Interdisciplinary Experiences
Beyond Health Care Providers: Social Support
Bonding and Cracking: The Role of the Informal, Interpersonal Networks in Health Care Decision Making
Sisters and Friends: Dialogue and Multivocality in a Relational Model of Sibling Disability
Social Support as Relationship Maintenance in Gay Male Couples Coping With HIV or AIDS
Health Promotion
Putting the Fear Back Into Fear Appeals: The Extended Parallel Process Model
A Case Against 'Binge' as the Term of Choice: Convincing College Students to Personalize Messages About Dangerous Drinking
Use of Inoculation to Promote Resistance in Smoking Initiation Among Adolescents, Michael Pfau
'I'm Not a Druggie': Adolescents' Ethnicity and (Erroneous) Beliefs About Drug Use Norms
Ethical Dilemmas in Health Campaigns
Media Literacy and Health Issues
Television Viewers' Ideal Body Proportions: The Case of the Cur
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