Communicating about Health

Current Issues and Perspectives

Author: Athena DuPré

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190275686

Category: Communication in medicine

Page: 448

View: 5173

Now in its fifth edition, Communicating About Health: Current Issues and Perspectives continues to live up to its long-standing reputation as the most dynamic and current exploration of health communication on the market. The book offers rich, current research and in-depth analysis of the cultural, social, and organizational issues that influence health communication and health advocacy. Communicating About Health is an indispensable resource for readers seeking to improve their communication abilities in fields related to health. This text explores health communication through the eyes of patients, care providers, health care leaders, campaign designers, and more. Readers will learn how culture, media, personal identity, technology, social networks, and other factors contribute to health and healing.
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Communicating about Health

Current Issues and Perspectives

Author: Athena DuPré

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199990276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 4737

An ideal combination of communication theory and practical advice, Communicating About Health: Current Issues and Perspectives, Fourth Edition, is an indispensable resource for readers looking to improve their communication abilities in the health care field. Written by Athena du Pré--an experienced researcher and noted scholar--the text offers an excellent balance of theory and practice; research and pedagogy; coverage of patient/caregiver issues; and material on the current, historical, and philosophical backgrounds of communication in health care. In addition to enhancing features found in the previous edition, this new edition includes a greater emphasis on theory, narrative, and technology in order to reflect changes in the health industry. What's New to the Fourth Edition? * A new chapter--eHealth, mHealth, and Telemedicine--describes the global impact of smartphone and tablet technology, tailored health messages, and the Internet on the health industry * A new chapter, Health Care Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, and PR, provides in-depth coverage of the contributions and communication strategies involved in leadership, morale, service excellence, community engagement, and more * An expanded discussion of communication not only involves physicians and nurses but also pharmacists, allied health personnel, dentists, therapists, and others * New features--"Can You Guess?," "What Do You Think?," "Check It Out!," and "In Your Experience"--offer a higher level of engagement with students and stimulate critical thinking and discussion Support Package (contact your Oxford sales representative or call 800-280-0280 to request these resources) * An interactive website, known as a Prezi, is available for each chapter at www.oup.com/us/dupre and includes videos, activities, discussion questions, key points, and more. Suitable for use in class or online. * An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, available both in print and online at www.oup.com/us/dupre, features sample syllabi, test questions, self-assessment activities, background reading, and more.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Communicating about Health

Current Issues and Perspectives

Author: Athena DuPré

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195380330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

View: 4496

The leading text in its market, Communicating About Health: Current Issues and Perspectives, Third Edition, provides a more far-reaching approach than any other health communication text. Written by Athena du Pré--an experienced researcher and noted scholar--the book offers an excellent balance of theory and practice; research and pedagogy; coverage of patient/caregiver issues; and material on the current, historical, and philosophical backgrounds of communication in health care. Now in its third edition, this highly engaging text is more accessible than ever to students. It integrates many more real-life examples and case studies and also builds upon the previous editions' coverage of diversity, featuring new material on cultures and health systems within the U.S. and abroad. A brand-new chapter, "Public Health Crises and Health Care Reform" (Chapter 12), addresses timely concerns about modern health care. In addition, the third edition incorporates enhanced pedagogical features and new supplemental resources, including: * Career Opportunity boxes showcasing more than one hundred careers related to health communication and links to job listings and further information * Can You Guess? boxes challenging students to consider such questions as "Which state has the highest percentage of uninsured residents?" and "In which country do people have the longest life expectancy on earth?" * Instructor's Manual (available both in print and online at www.oup.com/us/dupre) featuring sample syllabi, test questions, class activities, and more An ideal combination of communication theory and practical advice, Communicating About Health, Third Edition, is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication, health promotions and campaigns, and public health. It is also an indispensable resource for readers looking to improve their communication abilities in the health care field.
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Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication

Multiple Perspectives

Author: Dawn O. Braithwaite,Paul Schrodt

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483315738

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 472

View: 3321

Use and Understand Interpersonal Communication Theories Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication: Multiple Perspectives highlights key theories used to guide interpersonal communication research. The Second Edition features 30 theory chapters written by leading scholars in interpersonal communication, including new coverage of evolutionary theories, Problematic Integration Theory, supportive communication theories, Theory of Motivated Information Management, critical approaches to interpersonal communication, and Media Multiplexity Theory. Each theory chapter follows the same structure to help readers easily find and compare information across theories. An updated introductory chapter maps the history and the current state of interpersonal communication theory since publication of the first edition, based on comprehensive analysis of published scholarship. Presenting both classic and cutting-edge issues, the book organizes theories into three clusters—theories that are individually-centered; theories that are focused on discourse and interaction processes; and theories that examine how communication functions in personal relationships. All authors interweave abstract theoretical concepts with concrete examples in order to maximize readability and comprehension.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Sexualities and Communication in Everyday Life

A Reader

Author: Karen E. Lovaas,Mercilee M. Jenkins

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412914437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

View: 7276

Sexualities and Communication in Everyday Life: A Reader is a groundbreaking anthology on the role of communication in the construction and performance of sexualities in interpersonal contexts and in public discourses. Editors Karen E. Lovaas and Mercilee M. Jenkins bring together an interdisciplinary collection which include excerpts from foundational works, recent journal articles, and original pieces written specifically for this text.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Working on Health Communication

Author: Nova Corcoran

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1847879233

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 2847

This book is a must have for anyone designing or developing a campaign in health promotion or public health. It is the only textbook which takes the reader right through the planning, implementation and evaluation of a health communication campaign.
Posted in Medical

Communicating Health

Strategies for Health Promotion

Author: Nova Corcoran

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446275493

Category: Medical

Page: 248

View: 6119

Communication skills are essential to effective health promotion and public health practice. This textbook bridges the gap between health communication theory and health promotion and public health practice. It provides students and practitioners with the knowledge and skills they need to design, plan, implement and evaluate programmes and campaigns. Now in its second edition, topics covered in the book include: - Mass media - Diverse audiences - Evaluation - Media analysis - Campaign monitoring Case studies and interactive activities in each chapter encourage critical thinking and creative campaign design practice. It will be a valuable resource for students, lecturers and practitioners working across health promotion, public health, communication, media, healthcare and nursing fields. Nova Corcoran works as a Senior Lecturer in public health and health promotion at the University of Glamorgan.
Posted in Medical

Digital Health

Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Author: Deborah Lupton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317302192

Category: Psychology

Page: 170

View: 1022

The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the medical and public health challenges we face today. This is the first book to articulate a critical response to the techno-utopian and entrepreneurial vision of the digital health phenomenon. Deborah Lupton, internationally renowned for her scholarship on the sociocultural and political aspects of medicine and health as well as digital technologies, addresses a range of compelling issues about the interests digital health represents, and its unintended effects on patients, doctors and how we conceive of public health and healthcare delivery. Bringing together social and cultural theory with empirical research, the book challenges apolitical approaches to examine the impact new technologies have on social justice, and the implication for social and economic inequalities. Lupton considers how self-tracking devices change the patient-doctor relationship, and how the digitisation and gamification of healthcare through apps and other software affects the way we perceive and respond to our bodies. She asks which commercial interests enable different groups to communicate more widely, and how the personal data generated from digital encounters are exploited. Considering the lived experience of digital health technologies, including their emotional and sensory dimensions, the book also assesses their broader impact on medical and public health knowledges, power relations and work practices. Relevant to students and researchers interested in medicine and public health across sociology, psychology, anthropology, new media and cultural studies, as well as policy makers and professionals in the field, this is a timely contribution on an important issue.?
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The Routledge International Handbook of Human Aggression

Current Issues and Perspectives

Author: Jane L. Ireland,Philip Birch,Carol A. Ireland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317211944

Category: Psychology

Page: 432

View: 3259

Drawing upon international expertise, and including some of the most well-known academics and practitioners in the field, The Routledge International Handbook of Human Aggression is the first reference work to fully capture how our understanding of aggression has been refined and reconceptualised in recent years. Divided into five sections, the handbook covers some of the most interesting and timely topics within human aggression research, with analysis of both indirect and direct forms of aggression, and including chapters on sexual aggression, workplace bullying, animal abuse, gang violence and female aggression. It recognises that, in many cases, aggression is an adaptive choice rather than a moral choice. Providing practitioners and academics with an up-to-date resource that covers broad areas of interest and application, the book will be essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners associated with a range of social science disciplines, including psychology, criminology, social work and sociology, particularly those with an interest in developmental, organisational, forensic and criminal justice allied disciplines.
Posted in Psychology

Real-Life Scenarios

A Case Study Perspective on Health Communication

Author: Athena DuPré,Eileen Berlin Ray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190623258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

View: 6475

Real-Life Scenarios: A Case Study Perspective on Health Communication provides thirty-one cases co-written by leading scholars that reflect the most current and pressing research and practice in the field. The brevity and variety of cases offer a diverse range of perspectives withoutmonopolizing student reading time. Rather than providing expert analysis, each case is followed by key terms and questions that challenge students to interrogate communication patterns, stimulating critical thinking and introspection.Created by two leaders in the field, Athena du Pre is author of the leading health communication text Communicating About Health and Eileen Berlin Ray is an award-winning health communication scholar with many books to her credit. This book can be used on its own, as a supplement to any text, or asan accompaniment to du Pre's Communicating About Health.
Posted in Business & Economics

Health Communication

Theory, Method, and Application

Author: Nancy Grant Harrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134063636

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

View: 2627

Health Communication provides coverage of the major areas of interest in the field of health communication, including interpersonal, organizational, and health media. It takes an in-depth approach to health communication research by analyzing and critically evaluating research conducted across multiple paradigmatic perspectives. This edited textbook includes chapters covering such topics as: interpersonal health communication issues, challenges, and complexities in health communication, communication aspects of health behaviors and conditions, organizational issues in health communication, and media and eHealth research. Chapters have been contributed by noted researchers and educators in health communication and represent the current state of the field. They offer pedagogical features that will prove useful to students and instructors of health communication, such as sidebars, summary boxes, suggestions for in-class activities, discussion questions, and lists of additional resources. A companion website provides online resources for use with this text, including: For students: Test questions Downloadable flash cards Exam study guides For instructors: PowerPoint slides Sample syllabi Sample assignments Developed for use in upper-level health communication courses, this text represents the breadth and depth of health communication theory and research as it exists today.
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Health Communication in the Changing Media Landscape

Perspectives from Developing Countries

Author: Ravindra Kumar Vemula,SubbaRao M Gavaravarapu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319335391

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 7846

This book advances new understandings of how technologies have been harnessed to improve the health of populations; whether the technologies really empower those who use information by providing them with a choice of information; how they shape health policy discourses; how the health information relates to traditional belief systems and local philosophies; the implications for health communicators; how certain forms of silence are produced when media articulates and problematizes only a few health issues and sidelines others; and much more. The book brings together current research and discussions on the three areas of policy, practices and theoretical perspectives related to health communication approaches in developing countries, presenting well-researched and documented essays that will prove helpful for academic and scholarly inquiry in this area.
Posted in Social Science

Communicating Health Risks to the Public

A Global Perspective

Author: Dawn Hillier

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317163664

Category: Medical

Page: 166

View: 9504

This book reviews current health risk communication strategies, and examines and assesses the technical and psycho-sociological tools available to support risk communication plans. It brings together approaches to risk communication from a number of countries and describes the techniques, including drama, storytelling and scenarios that are used to identify and prioritise key communication issues, and to identify policy responses. The book also provides a review of the methods and tools available for risk assessment, risk communication and priority setting, which are relevant not only to practitioners but to health planning more generally, and to many other areas of public health and policy. The discussion of these techniques is supported by case studies, and is concluded by a chapter reflecting on the conceptual and research issues that still need to be addressed. It also proposes new directions for risk communication that key into the public imagination with the aim of gaining their trust and confidence in the risk messages. Communicating Health Risks to the Public: A Global Perspective brings together a wide variety of perspectives on risk communication, from the perspectives of health, anthropology, psychology, and media. It should be of interest not only to those involved in risk assessment or communication but to anyone interested in the role of science and the media in the political process.
Posted in Medical

Communicating Corporate Social Responsibility

Perspectives and Practice

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783507969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 3087

This book offers a groundbreaking collection of themed chapters in the emerging field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Communication. Via an international approach, these chapters explore the theory, practice, and issues involved in communicating CSR and make for fascinating reading.
Posted in Business & Economics

Forced Migration

Current Issues and Debates

Author: Alice Bloch,Giorgia Dona

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131722695X

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 5127

Forced Migration: Current Issues and Debates provides a critical engagement with and analysis of contemporary issues in the field using inter-disciplinary perspectives, through different geographical case studies and by employing varying methodologies. The combination of authors reviewing both the key research and scholarship and offering insights from their own research ensures a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the current issues in forced migration. The book is structured around three main current themes: the reconfiguration of borders including virtual borders, the expansion of prolonged exile, and changes in protection and access to rights. The first chapters in the collection provide both context and a theoretical overview by situating current debates and issues in their historical context including the evolution of field and the impact of the colonial and post-colonial world order on forced migration and forced displacement. These are followed by chapters framed around substantive issues including deportation and forced return; protracted displacements; securitising the Mediterranean and cross-border migration practices; refugees in global cities; forced migrants in the digital age; and second-generation identity and transnational practices. Forced Migration offers an original contribution to a growing field of study, connecting theoretical ideas and empirical research with policy, practice and the lived experiences of forced migrants. The volume provides a solid foundation, for students, academics and policy makers, of the main questions being asked in contemporary debates in forced migration.
Posted in Social Science

Social and Cultural Perspectives on Health, Technology and Medicine

Old Concepts, New Problems

Author: Ciara Kierans,Kirsten Bell,Carol Kingdon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317377494

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

View: 9986

Developments in health, science and technology have long provided fertile analytical ground for social science disciplines. This book focuses on the critical and enduring importance of core concepts in anthropology and sociology for interrogating and keeping pace with developments in the life sciences. The authors consider how transformations in medical and scientific knowledge serve to reanimate older controversies, giving new life to debates about relations between society, culture, knowledge and individuals. They reflect on the particular legacies and ongoing relevance of concepts such as ‘culture’, ‘society’, ‘magic’, ‘production’, ‘kinship’, ‘exchange’ and ‘the body’. The chapters draw on the work of key historical and contemporary figures across the social sciences and include a range of illustrative case studies to explore topics such as transplant medicine, genetic counselling, cancer therapy, reproductive health and addiction. Of particular interest to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, and science and technology studies, this volume will also be a valuable resource for those working in the fields of health and medicine.
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Essential Communication

Author: Ronald B. Adler,George R. Rodman,Athena DuPré

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199342365

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 8440

Concise, compact, and visually exciting, Essential Communication is a fresh approach to human communication. Written by renowned author team Ron Adler, George Rodman, and Athena du Pré, the text more accurately reflects the way that today's students communicate yet still includes more substantive content than other brief books on the market. Filled with skills-oriented concepts and learning objectives, Essential Communication is salient, practical, and engaging. KEY FEATURES * A perfect balance of scholarship and practicality in a format that is comprehensive yet concise * The most comprehensive and practical coverage of issues affecting communication in contemporary life-like social media, ethics, culture, and professionalism-in multiple contexts * Early, integrated, and effective coverage of public speaking that encourages students to be more confident and effective communicators earlier in the course * Superior ancillary materials, including an Annotated Instructor's Edition for professors and Dashboard, a reliable and easy-to-use online homework system for students, make it easy for anyone to use this text * Three concise chapters devoted to interpersonal communication (Chapters 7-9) reflect the increased emphasis in this course on communication in relationships with friends, family members, and romantic partners * An entire chapter devoted to the practical essentials of communicating for success in the workplace (Chapter 10) takes students step-by-step through the process of finding, getting, and keeping a job and communicating successfully with bosses, employees, and coworkers * Contemporary photos and captions highlight popular movies, television shows, and pop culture, prompting students to think critically about their own communication * Questions in the margins prompt students to think critically about the essential concepts in each major section
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Participatory Health Through Social Media

Author: Shabbir Syed-Abdul,Elia Gabarron,Annie Lau

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128095482

Category: Medical

Page: 162

View: 6322

Participatory Health through Social Media explores how traditional models of healthcare can be delivered differently through social media and online games, and how these technologies are changing the relationship between patients and healthcare professionals, as well as their impact on health behavior change. The book also examines how the hospitals, public health authorities, and inspectorates are currently using social media to facilitate both information distribution and collection. Also looks into the opportunities and risks to record and analyze epidemiologically relevant data retrieved from the Internet, social media, sensor data, and other digital sources. The book encompasses topics such as patient empowerment, gamification and social games, and the relationships between social media, health behavior change, and health communication crisis during epidemics. Additionally, the book analyzes the possibilities of big data generated through social media. Authored by IMIA Social Media working group, this book is a valuable resource for healthcare researchers and professionals, as well as clinicians interested in using new media as part of their practice or research. Presents a multidisciplinary point of view providing the readers with a broader perspective Brings the latest case studies and technological advances in the area, supported by an active international community of members who actively work in this area Endorsed by IMIA Social Media workgroup, guaranteeing trustable information from the most relevant experts on the subject Examines how the hospitals, public health authorities, and inspectorates are currently using social media to facilitate both information distribution and collection
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Rhetoric and Communication Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Policy and Protocol Through Discourse

Author: Amy D. Propen,Mary Schuster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351858262

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 4891

This book brings rhetorical, legal, and professional communication perspectives to the discourse surrounding policy-making efforts within the United States around two types of violent crimes against women: domestic violence and sexual assault. The authors propose that such analysis adds to our understanding of rhetorical concepts such as kairos, risk perception, moral panic, genre analysis, and identity theory. Overall, the goal is to demonstrate how rhetorical, legal, and professional communication perspectives work together to illuminate public discourse and conflict in such complicated and ongoing dilemmas as how to aid victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and how to manage the offenders of such crimes—social and cultural problems that continue to perplex the legal system and the social environment.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines