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Author Gwyn, Richard, 1956-

Title Communicating health and illness / Richard Gwyn
Published London : SAGE, 2002

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Description [ix], 182 pages : illustrations, 1 map, 1 portrait ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- The Body, Disease and Discourse -- ̀€Lay' Talk about Illness -- Power, Asymmetry and Decision-Making in Medical Encounters -- The Media, Expert Opinion and Health Scares -- Metaphors of Sickness and Recovery -- Narrative and the Voicing of Illness -- Conclusion
Summary This accessible book provides a cogent review of the literature on discourse analysis as it pertains to medical and health matters. It demonstrates the centrality of discourse analysis to an understanding of health and communication. Introducing original research from his own studies, Richard Gwyn focuses on language and communication issues
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Health promotion.
Health education.
Health in mass media.
Communication in medicine.
Communications Media.
Linguistics.
Physician-Patient Relations.
Attitude to Health.
Attitude to Health.
Communications Media.
Linguistics.
Physician-Patient Relations.
LC no. 2002277883
ISBN 0761964746
0761964754 paperback