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9781410613455

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

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    9781410613455

  • ISBN10:

    1410613453

  • Copyright: 2005-06-29
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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This volume explores how narratives are used in the social construction of wellness and illness. It is intended for scholars and advanced students in health communication and applied health disciplines.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Overview of Narrative and Health Communication Theorizing
Introduction
Vital Problematics of Narrative Theorizing About Health and Healing
Narrating Problems and Problematizing Narratives: Linking Problematic Integration and Narrative Theory in Telling Stories About Our Health
Personal Narratives and Public Dialogues
Introduction
Becoming the Story: Narratives as Collaborative, Social Enactments of Individual, Relational, and Public Identities
Time, Technology, and Meritocracy: The Disciplining of Women's Bodies in Narrative Constructions of Age-Related Infertility
Desperately Seeking Legitimacy: Narratives of a Bio-Medically Invisible Disease
Death as the Representative Anecdote in the Construction of Collegiate "Binge Drinking" Problem
State-Induced Illness and Forbidden Stories: The Role of Storytelling in Healing Individual and Social Traumas in Romania
Cross-Border Mass-Mediated Health Narratives: Narrative Transparency, "Safe Sex," and Indian Viewers
Narrating and Organizing Health Care Events and Resources
Introduction
Our Family's Physician
Narrative Knowledge Development Among Caregivers: Stories From the Nurse's Station
Rx Story Prescriptions: Healing Effects of Storytelling and Storylistening in the Practice of Medicine
Narrative Medicine and Education in Palliative Care
Contesting Narratives of Workplace Maternity
Wholeness in a Breaking World: Narratives as Sustenance for Peace
Narrative Sense-Making About Self and Other
Introduction
How I Fired My Surgeon and Embraced an Alternate Narrative
"My Mom Had a Stroke": Understanding How Patients Raise and Providers Respond to Psychosocial Concerns
Constructing Life and Death Through Final Conversation Narratives
An Examination of the Role of Narratives and Storytelling in Bereavement
Agency Through Narrative: Patients Managing Cancer Care in a Challenging Environment
Afterword: Continuing the Conversation: Reflections on Our Emergent Scholarly Narratives
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