ISBN13:978-0805817072 ISBN10: 0805817077 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0805817065 ISBN10: 0805817069
Summary: This volume examines a major issue in the field of women's health: breast implants. At the core of the silicone breast implant controversy is the need for people to act amid the uncertainty about the health risks involved. The attempts of patients, physicians, drug manufacturers, and the others to seek and provide both information and influence makes communication central to this issue. The study discussed in this volume reveals the interrelation of public informatio
n and private decisions and how closely media and interpersonal relationships fit. By tracing one medical issue, that of silicone breast implants, across interpersonal, organizational, public relations, and mediated forums, this work demonstrates the many ways those communication channels overlap and inform one another.
Summary: This volume examines a major issue in the field of women's health: breast implants. At the core of the silicone breast implant controversy is the need for people to act amid the uncertainty about the health risks involved. The attempts of patients, physicians, drug manufacturers, and the others to seek and provide both information and influence makes communication central to this issue. The study discussed in this volume reveals the interrelation of public information and private decisions and how closely media and interpersonal relationships fit. By tracing one medical issue, that of silicone breast implants, across interpersonal, organizational, public relations, and mediated forums, this work demonstrates the many ways those communication channels overlap and inform one another. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:96 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Published: 01/28/1996 International: No
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1. The Authors' Story: A Project With a Life of Its Own 2. Stories of Implants and Illness: Loss and Confusion 3. Stories of Implants and Illness: Diagnosis and Direction 4. Stories of Success and Satisfaction 5. Doctors in Conflict: Different Specialties, Different Stories 6. Rationality and Narrative: Media Stories About Safety and Risk 7. Vilification Stories: Plastic Surgery and Profit 8. Vilification Stories: The Fall of Dow Corning 9. Public Perceptions of the Implant Story 10. Interpreting the Stories: Lessons for Communicating About Health
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