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Beyond These Walls

Readings in Health Communication

Edited by Linda C. Lederman

Publication Date - June 2007

ISBN: 9780195332506

448 pages

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An invaluable collection of foundational and cutting-edge readings from top scholars in the rapidly growing area of health communication.


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 the larger context of health communication.

About the Author(s)

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 Drinking: A Socially Situated Health (2005), and Voices of Recovery, a collection of stories by people who began their recovery from alcoholism while undergraduates at Rutgers.

Table of Contents

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

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