Communicating Health

Mohan J. Dutta Polity

The culture-centred approach offered in this book argues that communication theorizing ought to locate culture at the centre of the communication process such that the theories are contextually embedded and co-constructed through dialogue with the cultural participants. The discussions in the book situate health communication within local contexts by looking at identities, meanings and experiences of health among community members, and locating them in the realm of the structures that constitute health. The culturecentred approach foregrounds the voices of cultural members in the co-constructions of health risks and in the articulation of health problems facing communities. Ultimately, the book provides theoretical and practical suggestions for developing a culture-centred understanding of health communication processes.

ISBN10 : 9780745634920 , ISBN13 : 0745634923

Page Number : 641

Emerging Perspectives In Health Communication

Heather Zoller Routledge

This volume provides the theoretical, methodological, and praxis-driven issues in research on interpretive, critical, and cultural approaches to health communication. It includes an international collection of contributors, and highlights non-traditional (non-Western) perspectives on health communication.

ISBN10 : 9781135594534 , ISBN13 : 1135594538

Page Number : 497

Storied Health And Illness

Jill Yamasaki Waveland Press

Health and illness are storied experiences that necessarily entail personal, cultural, and political complexities. For all of us, communicating about health and illness requires a continuous negotiation of these complexities and a delicate balance between what we learn about the biology of disease from providers and our own very personal, subjective experiences of being ill. Storied Health and Illness brings together dozens of noteworthy scholars, both established and emerging, in a provocative collection that embraces narrative ways of knowing to think about, analyze, and reconsider our own and others’ health beliefs, behaviors, and communication. Comprehensive content reflects the editors’ substantial research in integrative health, narrative care, and innovative ways of improving well-being and quality of life in personal relationships, healthcare, the workplace, and community settings. Unique narrative approaches to the study of health communication include: • 14 chapters written by 22 contributors who use engaging stories from their own research or personal experience to introduce and ground foundational communication concepts in healthcare, health promotion, community support, organizational wellness, and other health-related sites of interest. • Compelling stories of individuals living with the inherent challenges and unexpected opportunities of mental illness, addiction, aging, cancer, dialysis, sexual harassment, miscarriage, obesity, alopecia, breastfeeding, health threats to immigrant workers, developmental differences, and youth gun violence. • 36 Health Communication in Action (HCIA) sidebars that highlight applied research of innovative health communication scholars in their own words and then prompt readers to think more deeply about their own perspectives and experiences. • Theorizing Practice boxes that encourage readers to reflect on stories that describe significant experiences in their own and others’ lives as they consider assumptions and enlarge their viewpoints in previously unimagined ways.

ISBN10 : 9781478633914 , ISBN13 : 1478633913

Page Number : 395

Challenges And Opportunities In Health Professions Education

Mora Claramita Springer Nature

This book addresses health professions educational challenges specific to non-Western cultures, implementing a shifting paradigm for educating future health professionals towards patient-centered care. While health professions education has received increasing attention in the last three decades, promoting student-centered learning principles pioneered by leaders in the medical community has, for the most part, remain rooted in the Western context. Building from Hofstede’s analysis of the phenomena of cultural dimensions, which underpin the way people build and maintain their relationships with others and influence social, economic, and political well-being across nations, this book demarcates the different cultural dimensions between East and West, applied to medical education. The respective ‘hierarchical’ and ‘collectivist’ cultural dimensions are unpacked in several studies stemming from non-western countries, with the capacity to positively influence healthcare education and services. The book provides new insights for researchers and health professional educators to understand how cultural context influences the input, processes, and output of health professionals’ education. Examples include how cultural context influences the ways in which students respond to teachers, how teachers giving feedback to students, and the challenges of peer feedback and group work. The authors also examine causes for student hesitation in proposing ideas, the pervasive cultural norm of maintaining harmony, the challenges of teamwork in clinical settings, the need to be sensitive to community health needs, the complexity of clinical decision making, and the challenge of how collectivist cultural values play into group dynamics. This book aims to advocate a more culturally-sensitive approach to educating health professionals, and will be relevant to both students and practitioners in numerous areas of public health and medical education.

ISBN10 : 9789811672323 , ISBN13 : 9811672326

Page Number : 322

Trends And Future Directions In Health Communication

Mohan J. Dutta.

Health communication scholars have increasingly called for the development and synthesis of theoretical insights in understanding, interpreting, explaining, predicting, analyzing and critiquing communication processes, strategies, tactics, and messages in healthcare settings (Thompson, Dorsey, Miller, & Parrott, 2005). The theoretical emphasis in health communication demonstrates the relevance of theory in the development of meaningful and effective applications, and is an exemplar of the ways in which theory and practice can inform each other in the context of communication problems. As Thompson (2005) points out, the field has been increasingly sensitized to the importance of theoretically driven insights that would equip scholarly understanding of communication processes in healthcare and thus inform the development of healthcare solutions both in the US and globally. Theorizing in health communication has by its very nature been driven by practice, and in turn, has contributed to the ways in which the delivery of healthcare has been practiced. The goal of this chapter is to review the state of the field in health communication, provide an overview of the major health communication theories, examine the current trends in health communication scholarship and suggest future directions for research agendas, methodological approaches and practical applications in the field of health communication.

ISBN10 : OCLC:813329510 , ISBN13 :

Page Number : 27