Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical and Applied Approaches

Author(s): Maria Brann

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2015

Pages: 452


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Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical & Applied Approaches utilizes 28 cases on diverse topics in health communication to develop the reader’s critical thinking skills – thus helping them become more informed health care advocates. By focusing on a variety of topics and utilizing various methodological and theoretical approaches, readers are exposed to real world health complexities and challenged to consider multiple perspectives and resolutions to the cases.

To promote classroom discussion and debate, each author’s case conclusion has been omitted. By doing this, the reader is less likely to focus exclusively on only one resolution to the case or a “right” or “wrong” response.

Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication:

  • is designed for advanced undergraduate or master’s students in health communication and allied health programs.
  • blends popular and academic writing styles that appeal to a wide-ranging audience with varying levels of expertise and interest in the chapter context, research methods, and featured chapter populations or characters.
  • includes case studies that use quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method studies.
  • includes an abstract, keywords and key concepts, discussion questions, and explanatory endnotes in each chapter.
  • features a complete instructor package, including author’s case conclusions, multiple choice questions, and essay questions for each chapter.

Chapter 1---Welcome to Class: Exploring Health Communication and Case Study Pedagogy
Maria Brann and Hannah Ball

Section I---Multiple Challenges Patients and Providers Experience during Interactions

Chapter 2---No Time to Grieve: Losing My Life’s Love and Regaining My Own Strength
Maria Brann

Chapter 3---Breaking Bad News during Physician-Patient Interactions
Bonnie J. McCracken, Lance S. Rintamaki, and David M. Peek

Chapter 4---Navigating Health Care Decisions in Complex Situations: The Privacy Management Challenges of Health Care Surrogates
Jennifer J. Bute, Alexia M. Torke, and Sandra Petronio

Chapter 5---The Challenge of Culturally Competent Health Communication: The Role of the Pharmacist in a Navajo Community
Elizabeth Rattine-Flaherty and Patrick C. Harper

Section II---The Influence of Patient Diversity on Health Care Interactions

Chapter 6---Low-Health Literacy and the Clinical Encounter: Promoting Understanding for Patients through Effective Communication
Laura L. S. O'Hara and Carolyn K. Shue

Chapter 7---To Tell or Not to Tell: Managing Privacy Disclosure among LGBTQ Populations
Kimberly Field-Springer and Katie Margavio Striley

Chapter 8 ---Mexican American Men, Machismo, and Mental Health: Cultural Shifts in Perceptions of Depression
Amanda R. Martinez

Chapter 9---Hearing Doctor, Deaf Patient: Problematic Health Care Interactions
Elizabeth Karras, David M. Peek, and Lance S. Rintamaki

Chapter 10---Medical Decisions in Older Age: Managing Complexities, Uncertainties, and Social Relationships
Jennifer E. Ohs

Section III---Providing Social Support to Friends and Family in Need

Chapter 11---Friendship When Facing Infertility: Challenges and Dilemmas of Social Support
Jennifer J. Bute and Jennifer S. Somerville

Chapter 12---Families Living in Closets: Talking about Alcoholism In and Out of Family Households
Jimmie Manning

Chapter 13---When Love is Not Enough: Communication Challenges and Social Support Experienced When Placing a Spouse with Dementia in a Residential Care Facility
Mindi Ann Golden

Chapter 14---Social Support and Stress Buffering during End-of-Life Communication: The Role of Messages in Alleviating Concerns when Death is Imminent
Corey Jay Liberman and Eileen F. Doherty

Section IV---The Responsibilities and Decision-Making Processes of Lay Caregivers

Chapter 15---When Patient Becomes Caregiver: One Couple, Two Cases of Advanced Cancer
Joy Goldsmith, Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles, and Molly Burchett

Chapter 16---When Obesity is a Crime: Family Communication and Individual Member Health
Elizabeth A. Baiocchi-Wagner

Chapter 17---Making Sense of End-of-Life Care Decisions in Families: An Application of Relational Dialectics Theory
Jennifer E. Ohs and April R. Trees

Section V---The Changing Approaches in Health Care Organizations

Chapter 18---The Breast Cancer and Environment Research Centers: A Transdisciplinary Model
Kami J. Silk, Lindsay B. Neuberger, Samantha A. Nazione, and Janet Osuch

Chapter 19---Compassionately Witnessing Death: Patient-Centered Care and Communication Experiences of a Hospice Volunteer
Laura Cooley

Chapter 20---The Communication Potentials and Challenges of Arts-Based Programming in Health Care Settings
Margaret M. Quinlan, Lynn M. Harter, and Kristen Okamoto

Section VI---The Effect of eHealth Technology on Patient Care

Chapter 21 ---The Implementation of Electronic Medical Records into Existing Medical Practice
Rannie Teodoro and Danielle Catona

Chapter 22---Facilitating Diabetes Management Using Telemedicine: The Role of Social Support
James D. Robinson, Jeanine Warisse Turner, Betty A. Levine, and Yan Tian

Chapter 23---When the Internet becomes the Doctor: Seeking Health Information Online
Jennifer Schon, Igor Ristic, and Jimmie Manning

Section VII---Public Health Vaccination Concerns with Interpersonal Effects

Chapter 24---Risk Perceptions and Uncertainty in Parental Concerns about Childhood Vaccination
Jessica Hample and Nathan Miczo

Chapter 25---The HPV Mandatory Vaccination Controversy: Creating a Frame of Perspective for Public Health Initiatives
Jennifer A. Malkowski, Valerie R. Renegar, and George N. Dionisopoulos

Section VIII---Campaign Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

Chapter 26---Caring for Yourself is Caring for Your Child: Helping Parents of Children with Eating Disorders Seek Health Care for Themselves
Sheetal J. Patel, Autumn Shafer, Nancy L. Zucker, and Cynthia M. Bulik

Chapter 27---Engaging Motorcycle Safety in a University Community: Toward a Health Campaign Pedagogy Model for Community Advocacy
Marifran Mattson and Emily Joy Haas

Chapter 28---Using Formative and Summative Research to Inform Health Campaign Design: Promoting Organ Donation
Ashley E. Anker and Thomas Hugh Feeley

Maria Brann

Maria Brann (Ph.D., University of Kentucky; MPH, West Virginia University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Brann’s research focuses on ethical communicationin health care contexts and the promotion of healthy and safe behaviors. She has published articles and book chapters regarding health care providers’ confidentiality disclosures; women’s health issues; and the promotion of physical activity and vehicle and pedestrian safety among other topics. Her work has been published in refereed journals including Health Communication, Communication Studies, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Health Care Analysis, AIDS Care, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, and Communication Research Reports, and in the scholarly books Gender in Applied Communication Contexts, Casing Persuasive Communication, and Pregnancy Loss: A Narrative Collection.

"In Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical and Applied Approaches, Dr. Maria Brann has compiled an eclectic selection of chapters that address many of today’s most challenging issues in health communication.  With topics ranging from interpersonal patient-provider interactions to mass communication campaigns, and from interdisciplinary research teams to policy in healthcare, these chapters not only address theoretical foundations and empirical research, but provide a thought-provoking and sometimes emotional experience for the reader through presentation of engaging case studies and interesting discussion questions.”
Nancy Grant Harrington, University of Kentucky  

 “Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical and Applied Approaches presents a wonderful collection of accessible, compelling, and riveting case studies that uniquely complement any health communication course by offering pieces that provide a strong theoretical foundation to inform health communication concepts and processes across a wide variety of health contexts as well as explicating key evidence-based research approaches in application of such practices.”Lisa Sparks, Chapman University & University of California, Irvine

"The case study approach presented in this book provides an excellent entry point for understanding the processes, contexts, and levels of health communication scholarship. I believe Contemporary Case Studies in Health Communication: Theoretical and Applied Approaches is an excellent resource that bridges the theoretical and applied worlds of health communication."
Mohan J. Dutta, Purdue University

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