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An Exploration Of Nonbroadcast Television, Betty Conrad Nov 1984

An Exploration Of Nonbroadcast Television, Betty Conrad

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this thesis, I have focused on the uses of video, or nonbroadcast television, as an instructional tool within three different contexts, i.e., the uses of video in medical, corporate and industrial settings.

Within this exploration, several problems have come to light. First, there is a need for higher education to train students in the field of nonbroadcast education, not only for broadcast students and new career opportunities, but also for students of business, medicine, art, and other career areas. As the uses of video become more widespread, so it becomes necessary to educate those who are likely to ...


A Case Study Of Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky And A Blueprint Of A Successful Hospital Program, Amy Elizabeth Lively Apr 1984

A Case Study Of Methodist Evangelical Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky And A Blueprint Of A Successful Hospital Program, Amy Elizabeth Lively

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Humanities School at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Communications by Amy Elizabeth Lively on April 1, 1984.


Satisfaction And Quality : Patient Perspectives In Medical Care, Marguerite L. Foeller Jan 1984

Satisfaction And Quality : Patient Perspectives In Medical Care, Marguerite L. Foeller

Dissertations and Theses

Patient dissatisfaction with the physician/patient relationship and medical care is well documented in both the lay press and the medical literature. This problem appears to stem from communication between physician and patient and is drawing increased attention from the communication discipline. Research conducted in interpersonal communication satisfaction theory provides a basis for this study of patient satisfaction with physician/patient communication and its relationship to the perceived quality of medical care.

This paper reports two sets of interviews with a total of 108 respondents on the topic of physician/patient communication which resulted in the identification of nine salient ...


An Analysis Of The Affects Of Crisis On The Decision Making Practice Of A Dialysis Program : A Case Study, James Christopher Farley Jan 1984

An Analysis Of The Affects Of Crisis On The Decision Making Practice Of A Dialysis Program : A Case Study, James Christopher Farley

Dissertations and Theses

This study reports on the application of decision theory to 12 members of a dialysis program through the use of a survey and an interview. This application resulted in the determination of five salient issues which contribute to identifying decision making practices. In addition, this application determined the overall decision method, the participant's perception of the process, and the perceived affects of the crisis on patient care. To determine the decision making methods employed prior to and following the "crisis" date two methods were used, a survey and a follow-up interview. These two methods served to address the following ...