The Routledge Handbook of Health Communication brings together the current body of scholarly work in health communication. With its expansive scope, it offers an introduction for those new to this area, summarizes work for those already learned in the area, and suggests avenues for future research on the relationships between communicative processes and health/health care delivery.
This second edition of the Handbook has been organized to reflect the goals of health communication: understanding to make informed decisions and to promote formal and informal systems of care linked to health and well-being. It emphasizes work in such areas as barriers to disclosure in family conversations and medical interactions, access to popular media and advertising, and individual searches online for information and support to guide decisions and behaviors with health consequences.
This edition also adds an overview of methods used in health communication and the unique challenges facing health communication researchers applying traditional methods to efforts to gain reliable and valid evidence about the role of communication for health. It introduces the promise of translational research being conducted by health communication researchers from multiple disciplines to form transdisciplinary theories and teams to increase the well-being of not only humans but the systems of care within their nations.
Arguably the most comprehensive scholarly resource available for study in this area, the Routledge Handbook of Health Communication serves an invaluable role and reference for students, researchers, and scholars doing work in health communication.
"The Handbook of Health Communication represents an extraordinary collaboration of noted scholars in health communication….I highly recommend it as a reference for all graduate students in health communication and as a graduate level textbook; no other volume reaches the bar set by this handbook's comprehensive overview and cutting-edge analysis. The Handbook of Health Communication is well worth the investment and will undoubtedly prove vastly influential in the field of health communication for years to come."
—Communication Research Trends
"With its expansive scope, this distinctive volume provides an introduction for those readers who are new to this area of study and brings together the current body of scholarly work in health communication."
—Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and the Environment
Foreword – Barbara Korsch
Section I: Introduction
Ch. 1 -- Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary, and Transdisciplinary Approaches to Health Communication: Where Do We Draw the Lines? – Roxanne Parrott and Matthew W. Kreuter
Ch. 2 – Building Health Communication Theories in the 21st Century – Austin S. Babrow and Marifran Mattson
Ch. 3 – Narrative Turns Epic: Continuing Developments in Health Narrative Scholarship – Barbara F. Sharf, Lynn M. Harter, Jill Yamasaki, and Paul Haidet
Section II. Delivery systems of formal care
Ch. 4 – How Medical Interaction Shapes and Reflects the Physician-Patient Relationship – Debra Roter and Judith Hall
Ch. 5 -- Beyond Primary Care Providers: A Discussion of Health Communication Roles and Challenges for Healthcare Professionals and Others– Margaret F. Clayton and Lee Ellington
Ch. 6 – Telemedicine: Reviewing the Past, Looking Toward the Future – Pamela Whitten, David Cook, and Jennifer Cornacchione
Ch. 7 -- Health Care Teams: Communication and Effectiveness– Kevin Real and Marshall Scott Poole
Ch 8 -- Working Well: Re-Considering Health Communication at Work – Patricia Geist-Martin and Jennifer A. Scarduzio
Ch. 9 -- Relationship Building and Situational Publics: Theoretical Approaches Guiding Today’s Health Public Relations – Linda Aldoory and Lucinda Austin
Ch.10 – Theory and Practice in Risk Communication: A Review of the Literature and Visions for the Future -- Monique Mitchell Turner, Christine Skubisz, and Rajiv N. Rimal
Section III.Health [Mis]information Sources
Ch. 11 -- Health Information Seeking – Ezequiel M. Galarce, Shoba Ramanadhan, and K. Viswanath
Ch. 12 -- Online Health Information: Conceptual Challenges and Theoretical Opportunities – S. Shyam Sundar, Ronald E. Rice, Hyang-Sook Kim and Chris N. Sciamanna
Ch. 13 -- Developing Effective Media Campaigns for Health Promotion – Kami J. Silk, Charles K. Atkin, and Charles T. Salmon
Ch. 14 -- International Health Communication Campaigns in Developing Countries – Anthony J. Roberto, Lisa Murray-Johnson and Kim Witte
Ch. 15-- Social Marketing: Its Meaning, Use, and Application for Health Communication -- Timothy Edgar, Julie E. Volkman, and Alison M. B. Logan
Ch. 16 -- Popular Media and Health: Images and Effects – Kimberly N. Kline
Ch. 17-- Advertising in Health Communication: Promoting Pharmaceuticals and Dietary Supplements to US Consumers – Denise E. DeLorme, Jisu Huh, Leonard N. Reid, and Soontae An
Section IV. Mediators and Moderators of Care and Understanding
Ch. 18 -- Explaining Illness: Issues Concerning the Co-Construction of Explications – Teresa L. Thompson, Bryan B. Whaley, and Anne M. Stone
Ch. 19 – Integrating Health Literacy in Health Communication – Kenzie A. Cameron, Michael S. Wolf , and David W. Baker
Ch. 20 -- Culture, Communication and Health: A Guiding Framework – Mohan J. Dutta and Ambar Basu
Ch. 21 -- Social Support, Social Networks, and Health – Daena J. Goldsmith and Terrance L. Albrecht
Ch. 22 – Computer-Mediated Social Support: Promises and Pitfalls for Individuals Coping with Health Concerns – Kevin B. Wright, Amy Janan Johnson, Daniel R.Bernard, and Joshua Averbeck
Ch. 23 – Insights About Health from Family Communication Theories – Loretta L. Pecchioni and Maureen P. Keeley
Ch. 24 -- Everyday Interpersonal Communication and Health – Rebecca J. Welch Cline
Section V. [Un]intended Outcomes of Health Communication
Ch. 25—Patient-Centered Communication During Collaborative Decision Making– Mary Politi and Richard L. Street, Jr.
Ch. 26 – Provider-Patient Interaction and Related Outcomes – Ashley P. Duggan and Teresa L. Thompson
Ch. 27 – Stress, Burnout, and Supportive Communication: A Review of Research in Health Organizations– Eileen Berlin Ray and Julie Apker
Ch. 28 – Life Span and End-of-Life Health Communication – Joy Goldsmith, Elaine Wittenberg-Lyles, Sandra Ragan, and Jon F. Nussbaum
Ch. 29 – Stigma, Communication, and Health – Rachel A. Smith
Ch. 30 – Communication and Health Disparities – Khadidiatou Ndiaye , Janice L. Krieger, Jennifer R. Warren, and Michael L. Hecht
Ch. 31 – Health Communication and Health Information: Priority Issues, Policy Implications and Research Opportunities for Healthy People 2020 – Linda M. Harris, Cynthia Bauer, Molla S. Donaldson, R. Craig Lefebvre, Emily Dugan, and Sean Arayasirikul
Section VI. Methods in Health Communication
Ch. 32 – Conversation Analysis and Health Communication – Jeffrey D. Robinson
Ch. 33 -- Social Networks and Health Communication – Thomas W. Valente
Ch. 34-- Qualitative Methods: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Daily Practice – Athena du Pré and Sonia J. Crandall
Ch. 35 -- Community Organizing Research Approaches – James W. Dearing, Bridget Gaglio, and Borsika A. Rabin
Ch. 36 -- Advancing Health Communication Research: Issues and Controversies in Research Design and Data Analysis – Michael T. Stephenson, Brian G. Southwell, and Marco Yzer
Ch. 37 – Using New Technologies to Enhance Health Communication Research Methodology– Susan E. Morgan, Andy J. King, and Rebecca K. Ivic
Section VII. Overarching Issues in Health Communication
Ch. 38 -- Translating Health Communication Research into Practice: The Influence of Health Communication Scholarship on Health Policy, Practice, and Outcomes – Gary L. Kreps
Ch. 39 – (Re)Viewing Health Communication and Related Interdisciplinary Curricula: Towards a Transdisciplinary Perspective– Nichole Egbert, Jim L. Query Jr., Margaret M. Quinlan, Carol A. Savery, and Amanda R. Martinez
Ch. 40 -- Ethics in Communication for Health Promotion in Clinical Settings and Campaigns: New Challenges and Enduring Dilemmas – Nurit Guttman
The Routledge Communication Series covers the breadth of the communication discipline, from interpersonal communication to public relations, offering textbooks, handbooks, and scholarly reference materials.