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Communicating Health : Personal, Cultural, and Political Complexities

Communicating Health : Personal, Cultural, and Political Complexities - 03 edition

Communicating Health : Personal, Cultural, and Political Complexities - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780534531003

ISBN10: 0534531008

Communicating Health : Personal, Cultural, and Political Complexities by Patricia Geist-Martin, Eileen Berlin Ray and Barbara F. Sharf - ISBN 9780534531003
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2003
International: No
Communicating Health : Personal, Cultural, and Political Complexities by Patricia Geist-Martin, Eileen Berlin Ray and Barbara F. Sharf - ISBN 9780534531003

ISBN13: 9780534531003

ISBN10: 0534531008

Summary

Authored by a uniquely qualified team of educators and practitioners, this text utilizes a class-tested case study approach to illustrate the many ways and contexts in which health communication functions. Main topics in Communicating Health embedded in compelling stories or cases. Theoretical, conceptual and research findings have been seamlessly integrated throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part One: COMMUNICATING HEALTH COMPLEXITIES.

1. Communicating Health.
2. Personal Complexities of Communicating Health and Illness.
3. Negotiating the Politics of Medicine and Healing.
4. Understanding Health in Cultural Communities.

Part Two: COMMUNICATING HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN.

5. Beginning Life Passages.
6. Formative Life Passages.
7. Sustaining and Enduring Life Passages.
8. Ending Life Passages.

Part Three: COMMUNICATING HEALTH COMPETENCIES.

9. Using and Evaluating Health Information.
10. Navigating Health Care Organizations.
11. Empowering Citizens and Advocating Issues.