Narrating Patienthood : Engaging Diverse Voices on Health, Communication, and the Patient Experience Hardback
Edited by Peter M. Kellett
Part of the Lexington Studies in Health Communication series
Diversity plays an important role in how people experience illness and healthcare as patients.
Listening carefully to stories of how race, class, age, gender, sexuality, and disability can affect patient experience can be revealing and provide much needed change to health communication in the patienthood narrative.
This book is a collection of vibrant and engaging essays by scholars of narrative methods in health communication.
Each chapter takes readers into the fascinating world of patients who use stories from their personal lives to challenge us to rethink, reimagine, and reformulate what health communication means in practice.
Each section of the book focuses on an important aspect of the theory and practice of the patienthood narrative.
Part one explores the important ways that telling and sharing patient's stories can lead to learning, empowerment, and advocacy.
Part two explores several key forms of diversity and how they affect patienthood.
Part three illustrates how personal, relational, and cultural aspects of identity intersect to shape the patient experience.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 296 pages
- Publisher: Lexington Books
- Publication Date: 26/11/2018
- Category: Communication studies
- ISBN: 9781498585538