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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication

Edited by: Heidi E. Hamilton , Wen-ying Sylvia Chou

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415670432
eBook ISBN: 9781315856971
Adobe ISBN: 9781317932338

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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication consists of forty chapters that provide a broad, comprehensive, and systematic overview of the role that linguistics plays within health communication research and its applications.

The Handbook is divided into three sections:

  • Individuals’ everyday health communication
  • Health professionals’ communicative practices
  • Patient-provider communication in interaction

Special attention is given to cross-cutting themes, including the role of technology in health communication, narrative, and observations of authentic, naturally-occurring contexts. The chapters are written by international authorities representing a wide range of perspectives and approaches.

Building on established work with cutting-edge studies on the changing health communication landscape, this volume will be an essential reference for all those involved in health communication and applied linguistics research and practice.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Health communication ‘noise’ Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Speaking your health Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Perceived risk and health risk communication Download PDF
Chapter  4:  If numbers could speak Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Corpus linguistics and evidence-based health communication Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A linguistic analysis of diabetes patients' talk Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Health risks and mediated discourse Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Contesting chemotherapy, amputation, and prosthesis Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Alzheimer's diagnosis on trial Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Applied linguistics as a resource for understanding and advancing health literacy Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Health disparities research and practice Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Web 2.0 and the changing health communication environment Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Interaction in online support groups Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Quality and usefulness of written communication for patients Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Persuasion vs. information in direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Why read and write in the clinic? Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Presencing in the context of enhancing patient well-being in nursing care Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Transforming medical school culture Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Communication skills training for resident physicians Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Teaching medical students to become discourse analysts Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Exploring communicative interactions between visitors and assisted-living residents with dementia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Healthcare team communication Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The interpenetration of communicative contexts Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Mental healthcare professionals’ role performance Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Clinical incident reporting, incident investigation, and incident disclosure Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Before the ‘official diagnosis’ Download PDF
Chapter  27:  After the diagnosis Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Managing hopeful moments Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Medication and morality Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The role of the electronic patient record in the clinical consultation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Provider—patient communication about complementary and alternative medicine Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Negotiation of health, illness, and treatment in Korean Oriental medical discourse  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Midwives' communicative expertise in obstetric ultrasound encounters Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Genetic counseling in multicultural and multilingual contexts Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Interpreting in the healthcare setting Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The contribution of provider—patient communication to health disparities Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Analyzing ethics-in-interaction in medical decision-making Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Physician—patient communication about cancer clinical trials Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Medical interaction analysis systems Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Donation solicitation in interaction Download PDF
Introduction_health_communication_as_applied Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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