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Health and the Media : Essays on the Effects of Mass Communication (Paperback)

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This volume brings together 10 essays that examine health communication approaches. Communication and other social science specialists from Kenya, India, Europe, Australia, and the US discuss narratives of patients and media regarding health and illness, including the role of the internet, media coverage of maternal health, patients' stories of their autoimmune illnesses, and the doctor, patient, and counselor relationship and communication barriers in HIV cases; the relationship between bio-political aspects of medicine, individuals, and communication, including power relations in the medical system, sickness and data-driven health care, science fiction stories about extraterrestrial pregnancies, and public health care in private hospitals in India; and media coverage of health and illness in India and Romania. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 254
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: General, Journalism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Language: English
Street Date: May 26, 2016
TCIN: 51278505
UPC: 9781476663029
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-4159
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