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.
Lexington Books; November 2018
- ISBN: 9781498585545
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- Title: Narrating Patienthood
Series: Lexington Studies in Health Communication
- Author: Ashley M. Archiopoli (contrib.); Ann D. Bagchi (contrib.); Ambar Basu (contrib.); Russell Brewer (contrib.); Gina Brown (contrib.); Laura Brown (contrib.); Barbara Cardell (contrib.); Katherine M. Castle (contrib.); Joyeeta Dastidar (contrib.); Crystal Daugherty (contrib.); Meta Smith Davis (contrib.); Patrick Dillon (contrib.); Ari Hampton (contrib.); Adam Hayden (contrib.); Elizabeth A. Hintz (contrib.); Krista Hoffman-Longtin (contrib.); Alexis Zoe Johnson (contrib.); Vanessa Johnson (contrib.); Jody Kellas (contrib.); Peter M. Kellett (ed.); Peter M. Kellett (contrib.); Andrea Meluch (contrib.); Jennifer E. Ohs (contrib.); Mark P. Orbe (contrib.); Dwight Peavy (contrib.); Rachel M. Reznik (contrib.); Andrew Spieldenner (contrib.); Laurel Sprague (contrib.); Maria K. Venetis (contrib.); Jill Yamasaki (contrib.); Amanda J. Young (contrib.)
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
This groundbreaking book is an important step to balancing understanding of key health communication issues by vividly presenting the sincere voices and experiences of health care consumers through first-hand personal narrative accounts of their significant health experiences. This is a critically important book that provides direction and evidence for employing the perspectives of health care consumers to fully understand major communication needs and issues in the delivery of care and promotion of health. It also provides wonderful examples of how to use narrative ethnographic health communication research effectively as a rich and revealing method for understanding consumers' experiences of health and health care.
About The Author
Peter M. Kellett is associate professor of communication studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.