ABSTRACT

Communicating to Manage Health and Illness is a valuable resource for those in the field of health and interpersonal communication, public health, medicine, and related health disciplines. This scholarly edited volume advances the theoretical bases of health communication in two key areas: 1) communication, identity, and relationships; and 2) health care provider patient interaction. Chapters aim to underscore the theory that communication processes are a link between personal, social, cultural, and institutional factors and various facets of health and illness. Contributors to the work are respected scholars from the fields of communication, public health, medicine nursing, psychology, and other areas, and focus on ways in which patient identity is communicated in health-related interactions. This book serves as an excellent reference tool and is a substantial addition to health communication literature.

chapter |14 pages

Introduction: Communicating to Manage Health and Illness

ByDAENA J. GOLDSMITH, DALE E. BRASHERS

chapter 1|26 pages

Physician-Patient Communication: Psychosocial Care, Emotional Well-Being, and Health Outcomes

ByKELLY B. HASKARD, SUMMER L. WILLIAMS, AND M. ROBIN DIMATTEO

chapter 2|24 pages

Unexamined Discourse: The Outcomes Movement as a Shift from Internal Medical Assessment to Health Communication

ByBERNICE A. PESCOSOLIDO, THOMAS W. CROGHAN, JOEL D. HOWELL

chapter 3|26 pages

Doctor-Patient Communication from an Organizational Perspective

ByKEVIN REAL, RICHARD L. STREET, JR

chapter 5|22 pages

Culture, Communication, and Somatization in Health Care

ByHOWARD WAITZKIN

chapter 9|28 pages

The HIV Social Identity Model

ByLANCE S. RINTAMAKI

chapter 10|31 pages

Stories and Silences: Disclosures and Self in Chronic Illness

ByKATHY CHARMAZ

chapter 11|30 pages

Understanding the Helper: The Role of Codependency in Health Care and Health Care Outcomes

ByCare and Health Care Outcomes ASHLEY DUGGAN, BETH A. LE POIRE, MARGARET E. PRESCOTT, AND

chapter 12|21 pages

Spirituality Provides Meaning and Social Support for Women Living with HIV

ByJENNIFER L. PETERSON