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Communicating health and illness

Author: Richard Gwyn
Publisher: London : SAGE, 2002.
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Gwyn demonstrates the centrality of discourse analysis to an understanding of health and communication. Focussing on language and communication issues he demonstrates that it is possible to observe  Read more...

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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: IntroductionThe Body, Disease and Discourse`Lay' Talk about IllnessPower, Asymmetry and Decision-Making in Medical EncountersThe Media, Expert Opinion and Health ScaresMetaphors of Sickness and RecoveryNarrative and the Voicing of IllnessConclusion
Responsibility: Richard Gwyn.

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