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Silcone Breast Implant Story : Communication and Uncertainty

Silcone Breast Implant Story : Communication and Uncertainty - 96 edition

Silcone Breast Implant Story : Communication and Uncertainty - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780805817072

ISBN10: 0805817077

Silcone Breast Implant Story : Communication and Uncertainty by Marsha L. Vanderford - ISBN 9780805817072
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
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Silcone Breast Implant Story : Communication and Uncertainty by Marsha L. Vanderford - ISBN 9780805817072

ISBN13: 9780805817072

ISBN10: 0805817077

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 96

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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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