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9780805850321

Narratives, Health, and Healing: Communication Theory, Research, and Practice

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    9780805850321

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    0805850325

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2005-05-18
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This distinctive collection explores the use of narratives in the social construction of wellness and illness. Narratives, Health, and Healing emphasizes what the process of narrating accomplishes--how it serves in the health communication process where people define themselves and present their social and relational identities. Organized into four parts, the chapters included here examine health narratives in interpersonal relationships, organizations, and public fora. The editors provide an extensive introduction to weave together the various threads in the volume, highlight the approach and contribution of each chapter, and bring to the forefront the increasingly important role of narrative in health communication. This volume offers important insights on the role of narrative in communicating about health, and it will be of great interest to scholars and graduate students in health communication, health psychology, and public health. It is also relevant to medical, nursing, and allied health readers.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Arthur W. Frank
Preface and Acknowledgments xv
Part I: Overview of Narrative and Health Communication Theorizing
Introduction by Phyllis M. Japp, Lynn M. Harter, and Christina S. Beck
1 Vital Problematics of Narrative Theorizing About Health and Healing
7(24)
Lynn M. Harter, Phyllis M. Japp, and Christina S. Beck
2 Narrating Problems and Problematizing Narratives: Linking Problematic Integration and Narrative Theory in Telling Stories About Our Health
31(30)
Austin S. Babrow, Kimberly N. Kline, and William K. Rawlins
Part II: Personal Narratives and Public Dialogues
Introduction by Phyllis M. Japp
3 Becoming the Story: Narratives as Collaborative, Social Enactments of Individual, Relational, and Public Identities
61(22)
Christina S. Beck
4 Time, Technology, and Meritocracy: The Disciplining of Women's Bodies in Narrative Constructions of Age-Related Infertility
83(24)
Lynn M. Harter, Erika L. Kirby, Autumn Edwards, and Andrea McClanahan
5 Desperately Seeking Legitimacy: Narratives of a Biomedically Invisible Disease
107(24)
Phyllis M. Japp and Debra K. Japp
6 Death as the Representative Anecdote in the Construction of the Collegiate 'Binge-Drinking" Problem
131(18)
Thomas Workman
7 State-Induced Illness and Forbidden Stories: The Role of Storytelling in Healing Individual and Social Traumas in Romania
149(20)
Teodora Carabas and Lynn M. Harter
8 Cross-Border Mass-Mediated Health Narratives: Narrative Transparency, "Safe Sex," and Indian Viewers
169(28)
Arvind Singhal, Ketan Chitnis, and Ami Sengupta
Part III: Narrating and Organizing Health Care Events and Resources
Introduction by Lynn M. Harter
9 Our Family's Physician
197(20)
William K. Rawlins
10 Narrative Knowledge Development Among Caregivers: Stories From the Nurses' Station
217(20)
Jayne Morgan-Witte
11 Rx Story Prescriptions: Healing Effects of Storytelling and Storylistening in the Practice of Medicine
237(22)
Sunwolf, Lawrence R. Frey, and Lisa Keränen
12 Narrative Medicine and Education in Palliative Care
259(18)
Sandra L. Ragan, Tiffany Mindt, and Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles
13 Contesting Narratives of Workplace Maternity
277(18)
Patrice M. Buzzanell and Laura L. Ellingson
14 Wholeness in a Breaking World: Narratives as Sustenance for Peace
295(30)
Magdalyn Z. Miller, Patricia Geist Martin, and Kristen Cannon Beatty
Part IV: Narrative Sense-Making About Self and Other
Introduction by Christina S. Beck
15 How I Fired My Surgeon and Embraced an Alternate Narrative
325(18)
Barbara F. Sharf
16 "My Mom Had a Stroke": Understanding How Patients Raise and Providers Respond to Psychosocial Concerns
343(22)
Wayne A. Beach and Jenny Mandelbaum
17 Constructing Life and Death Through Final Conversation Narratives
365(26)
Maureen P. Keeley and Jody Koenig Kellas
18 An Examination of the Role of Narratives and Storytelling in Bereavement
391(22)
Cecilia Bosticco and Teresa L. Thompson
19 Agency Through Narrative: Patients Managing Cancer Care in a Challenging Environment
413(20)
Dan O'Hair, Denise Scannell, and Sharlene Thompson
Afterword: Continuing the Conversation: Reflections on Our Emergent Scholarly Narratives 433(12)
Christina S. Beck, Lynn M. Harter, and Phyllis M. Japp
Contributor Biographical Statements 445(12)
References 457(46)
Author Index 503(10)
Subject Index 513

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