Beyond These Walls: Readings in Health Communication

Paperback | May 16, 2007

byLinda C. Lederman

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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 thelarger context of health communication.

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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 ...

Linda C. Lederman is Director of the Institute for Social Science Research at Arizona State University and Professor of Communication in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. She is author and coauthor of more than a dozen books, including Communication Theory: A Casebook Approach (2005), Changing the Culture of College Drinkin...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 0.98 inPublished:May 16, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Foreword by Gary KrepsPreface: To the InstructorAcknowledgementsLinda Costigan Lederman: Introductory Overview: Thinking Outside the Boundaries that DivideAbout the ContributorsHealth Communication GridPart I: Health Communication: History and Contemporary ChallengesGary L. Kreps, Jim L. Query, Jr., and Ellen W. Bonaguro: 1. The Interdisciplinary Study of Heath Communication and Its Relationship to Communication ScienceKatherine Miller and Daniel J. Ryan: 2. Communication in the Age of Managed Care: Introduction to the Special IssueRussell C. Coile, Jr.: 3. E-Health: Reinventing Healthcare in the Information AgeBarbara F. Sharf and Marsha L. Vanderford: 4. Illness Narratives and the Social Construction of HealthPart II: Patient Provider CommunicationAnnette Harres: 5. 'But Basically You're Feeling Well, Are You?': Tag Questions in Medical ConsultationsKrista Hirschmann: 6. Blood, Vomit, and Communication: The Days and Nights of an Intern on CallDonald J. Cegala and Deborah Socha McGee with Kelly S. McNeilis: 7. Components of Patients' and Doctors' Perceptions of Communication Competence During a Primary Care Medical InterviewAlex Broom: 8. Virtually Healthy: The Impact of Internet Use on Disease Experience and the Doctor-Patient RelationshipPatricia Flynn Weitzman and Eban A. Weitzman: 9. Promoting Communication With Older Adults: Protocols for Resolving Interpersonal Conflict and for Enhancing Interactions With DoctorsLaura L. Ellingson and Patrice M. Buzzanell: 10. Listening to Women's Narratives of Breast Cancer Treatment: A Feminist Approach to Patient Satisfaction with Physician-Patient CommunicationPart III: The Changing Role of Patients in Health CareRajiv N. Rimal, Scott C. Ratzan, Paul Arntson, and Vicki S. Freimuth: 11. Reconceptualizing the 'Patient': Health Care Promotion as Increasing Citizens' Decision-Making CompetenciesMichael Hardey: 12. 'E-Health': The Internet and the Transformation of Patients Into Consumers and Producers of Health Knowledge Merle H. Mishel: 13. Uncertainty in IllnessPart IV: Health Communication in Organizations, Groups, and TeamsLaura L. Ellingson: 14. Interdisciplinary Health Care: Teamwork in the Clinic BackstageJulie S. Abramson and Terry Mizrahi: 15. When Social Workers and Physicians Collaborate: Positive and Negative Interdisciplinary ExperiencesPart V: Beyond Health Care Providers: Social SupportRebecca W. Tardy and Claudia L. Hale: 16. Bonding and Cracking: The Role of the Informal, Interpersonal Networks in Health Care Decision MakingChristine S. Davis and Kathleen A. Salkin: 17. Sisters and Friends: Dialogue and Multivocality in a Relational Model of Sibling DisabilityStephen M. Haas: 18. Social Support as Relationship Maintenance in Gay Male Couples Coping With HIV or AIDSPart VI: Health PromotionKim Witte: 19. Putting the Fear Back Into Fear Appeals: The Extended Parallel Process ModelLinda C. Lederman, Lea P. Stewart, Fern Walter Goodhart, and Lisa Laitman: 20. A Case Against 'Binge' as the Term of Choice: Convincing College Students to Personalize Messages About Dangerous DrinkingMichael Pfau, Steve Von Bockern and Jong Geun Kang: 21. Use of Inoculation to Promote Resistance in Smoking Initiation Among AdolescentsMichelle Miller-Day and Jacqueline M. Barnett: 22. 'I'm Not a Druggie': Adolescents' Ethnicity and (Erroneous) Beliefs About Drug Use NormsNurit Guttman: 23. Ethical Dilemmas in Health CampaignsPart VII: Media Literacy and Health IssuesKristen Harrison: 24. Television Viewers' Ideal Body Proportions: The Case of the Curvaceously Thin WomanLinda C. Lederman, Joshua B. Lederman, and Robert D. Kully: 25. Believing Is Seeing: The Co-Construction of Everyday Myths in the Media About College DrinkingMollyann Brodie, Nina Kjellson, Tina Hoff, and Molly Parker: 26. Perceptions of Latinos, African Americans, and Whites on Media as a Health Information SourceLinda C. Lederman, Marianne LeGreeo, Tara J. Schuwerk, and Emily T. Cripe: A Final Word: Framing the Future of Health Communication