Communicating to Manage Health and Illness
Edited by Dale E Brashers, Daena Goldsmith
Routledge – 2009 – 360 pages
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.
Introduction: Communicating to Manage Health and Illness
Daena J. Goldsmith, Ph.D., Lewis and Clark College
Dale E. Brashers, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Chapter 1: Physician-Patient Communication: Psychosocial Care, Emotional Well-Being, And Health Outcomes
Kelly B. Haskard, Ph.D., Texas State University
Summer L. Williams, M.A., University of California at Riverside
M. Robin DiMatteo, Ph.D., University of California at Riverside
Chapter 2: Unexamined Discourse: The Outcomes Movement as a Shift from Internal Medical Assessment to Health Communication
Bernice A. Pescosolido, Ph.D., Indiana University
Thomas W. Croghan, M.D., The Rand Corporation
Joel D. Howell, M.D., University of Michigan
Chapter 3: The Influence of Managed Care on Provider-Patient Interaction
Kevin Real, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Richard L. Street, Jr., Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Chapter 4: Exploring the Institutional Context of Physicians’ Work: Professional and Organizational Differences in Physician Satisfaction
John C. Lammers, Ph.D. University of IL at Urbana-Champaign
Joshua B. Barbour, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
Chapter 5: Culture, Communication, and Somatization in Health Care
Howard Waitzkin, M.D., University of New Mexico
Chapter 6: The Theory of Bilingual Health Communication
Elaine Hsieh, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Chapter 7: Establishing and Defending Doctorability across the Consultation:
Contexts and Practices
John Heritage, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Chapter 8: Keeping the Balance and Monitoring the Self-System: Towards a More Comprehensive Model of Medication Management in Psychiatry.
Bruce Lambert, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Naomi Levy, M. D., N. A. Levy & Associates, Ltd.
Jerome Winer, M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Chapter 9: The HIV Social Identity Model
Lance Rintamaki, Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo
Chapter 10: Stories and Silences: Disclosures and Self in Chronic Illness
Kathy Charmaz, Ph.D., Sonoma State University
Chapter 11: Understanding the Helper: The Role of Codependency in Health Care and Health Care Outcomes
Ashley Duggan, Ph.D., Boston College
Beth A. Le Poire, Ph.D., California Lutheran University
Margaret E. Prescott, Ph.D.
Carolyn Shepard Baham, Ph.D.
Chapter 12: Spirituality Provides Meaning and Social Support for Women Living with HIV
Jennifer Peterson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Chapter 13: Multiple Discourses in the Management of Health and Illness: Why Does it Matter?
Roxanne Parrot, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Dale E. Brashers is the David L. Swanson Professorial Scholar and Head of the Department of Communication and Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He has received the National Communication Association Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, the International Communication Association Young Scholar Award, and the National Communication Association Outstanding Health Communication Article Award. His work has been published in Communication Monographs, Health Communication, Human Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, AIDS Care, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, and in numerous edited books.
Daena J. Goldsmith is Professor of Communication at Lewis and Clark College. She has professional affiliations with the National Communication Association, International Communication Association, and International Association for Relationships Research. Her scholarly interests include interpersonal communication, health communication, social support, self-disclosure, gender, and culture. Her current research focuses on couples in which one person is coping with a chronic health condition such as heart disease, cancer, or HIV. Her book, Communicating Social Support, was published in 2004, and her research has appeared in Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Health Communication, and Communication Yearbook.