The Silicone Breast Implant Story

Author: Marsha L. Vanderford
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136689095
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This volume examines one health issue -- breast implants -- across a series of contexts often thought to be separate -- media coverage, doctor-patient interaction, doctor-doctor professional communication, support group dialogues, public relations campaigns, and more. In so doing, it provides a narrative of how communication shapes the individual perceptions of health, government, and social policy concerning health care. At the core of the silicone breast implant controversy is the need for people to act amid uncertainty about the health risks involved. This need to weigh action in the midst of uncertain risk characterizes a large number of health issues. The attempts of patients, physicians, drug manufacturers, and others to seek and provide both information and influence makes communication central to these issues. Consequently, the questions explored in this volume will interest a diverse group of readers. This audience includes plastic surgeons in particular, physicians in general, and anyone involved with women's health issues. As the medical profession struggles with its identity amid changes in public attitudes, government regulations, and medical practices, this volume's findings concerning media portrayals of doctors and medical devices become even more important. Finally, this study reveals how interrelated public information and private decisions are, and how closely media and interpersonal relationships fit. Tracing one medical issue across interpersonal, organizational, public relations, and mediated forums has clearly demonstrated the multiple ways those communication channels overlap and inform one another.

The Routledge History Of Disease

Author: Mark Jackson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134857942
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The Routledge History of Disease draws on innovative scholarship in the history of medicine to explore the challenges involved in writing about health and disease throughout the past and across the globe, presenting a varied range of case studies and perspectives on the patterns, technologies and narratives of disease that can be identified in the past and that continue to influence our present. Organized thematically, chapters examine particular forms and conceptualizations of disease, covering subjects from leprosy in medieval Europe and cancer screening practices in twentieth-century USA to the ayurvedic tradition in ancient India and the pioneering studies of mental illness that took place in nineteenth-century Paris, as well as discussing the various sources and methods that can be used to understand the social and cultural contexts of disease. The book is divided into four sections, focusing in turn on historical models of disease, shifting temporal and geographical patterns of disease, the impact of new technologies on categorizing, diagnosing and treating disease, and the different ways in which patients and practitioners, as well as novelists and playwrights, have made sense of their experiences of disease in the past. International in scope, chronologically wide-ranging and illustrated with images and maps, this comprehensive volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of health through the ages.

The Routledge Handbook Of Health Communication

Author: Teresa L. Thompson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135647666
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This handbook summarizes the research on communicative processes as they relate to health and health care, and provides directions for future research. For scholars & professionals in health communication, public health, psychology, & related areas.

Routledge Handbook Of Applied Communication Research

Author: Lawrence R. Frey
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135231796
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The Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research provides a state-of-the-art review of communication scholarship that addresses real-world concerns, issues, and problems. This comprehensive examination of applied communication research, including its foundations, research methods employed, significant issues confronted, important contexts in which such research has been conducted, and overviews of some exemplary programs of applied communication research, shows how such research has and can make a difference in the world and in people’s lives. The sections and chapters in this Handbook: explain what constitutes applied communication scholarship, encompassing a wide range of approaches and clarifying relationships among theoretical perspectives, methodological procedures, and applied practices demonstrate the breadth and depth of applied communication scholarship review and synthesize literature about applied communication areas and topics in coherent, innovative, and pedagogically sound ways set agendas for future applied communication scholarship. Unique to this volume are chapters presenting exemplary programs of applied communication research that demonstrate the principles and practices of such scholarship, written by the scholars who conducted the programs. As an impressive benchmark in the ongoing growth and development of communication scholarship, editors Lawrence R. Frey and Kenneth N. Cissna provide an exceptional resource that will help new and experienced scholars alike to understand, appreciate, and conduct high-quality communication research that can positively affect people’s lives.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
Editor:
ISBN:
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Subject Guide To Books In Print 1997 98

Author: R R Bowker Publishing
Editor: R. R. Bowker
ISBN: 9780835239608
Size: 15,53 MB
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Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Editor: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Eine Geschichte Der Brust

Author: Marilyn Yalom
Editor:
ISBN: 9783547798760
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Jeremy James Oder Elefanten Sitzen Nicht Auf Autos

Author: David Henry Wilson
Editor: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger
ISBN: 3862749886
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Jubiläumsausgabe: Jeremy James ist wieder da! Wenn Mama sagt, Elefanten sitzen nicht auf Autos, hat sie normalerweise natürlich recht. Warum Papas Auto allerdings plötzlich platt ist wie eine Briefmarke? Jeremy James weiß es. Es glaubt ihm nur niemand, dass auf der Motorhaube ein tonnenschwerer Dickhäuter gesessen hat. Seit fast 40 Jahren begeistert und bezaubert der Junge mit der blühenden Fantasie jetzt schon große und kleine Leser. Absolut authentisch, humorvoll und auch ein bisschen schräg. Die Neuauflage des Kinderklassikers zum 80. Geburtstag des Autors mit kurzen, lustigen Alltagsgeschichten zum Selberlesen und Vorlesen und feinsinnigen Illustrationen vom Grüffelo-Erfinder Axel Scheffler!

K Rpersprache Und Kommunikation

Author: Michael Argyle
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ISBN: 9783873871717
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Informationstheorie, Körpersprache, Koerpersignal, Gestik.