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Communicating health and illness

Author: Richard Gwyn
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Gwyn
ISBN: 0761964746 9780761964742
OCLC Number: 318363932
Description: 182 p. : il., mapa, retr. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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
Responsibility: Richard Gwyn.

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'There has been a pressing need for a book like this for some time. Gwyn cogently reviews the literature on discourse analysis as it pertains to medical and health matters. Introducing original Read more...

 
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