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Communication And Community In A City Under Siege, Everett Rogers, James Dearing, Nagesh Rao, Michelle Campo Nov 1995

Communication And Community In A City Under Siege, Everett Rogers, James Dearing, Nagesh Rao, Michelle Campo

Michelle L. Campo

The history of urban life has been shaped and directed by the impact of disaster and disease, variables that have not disappeared in the postmodern age. Certainly, a deadly epidemic destroys and alters communication relationships while at the same time creating new communication needs and possibilities. The structure, social institutions, and policies of cities in part determine the impact and response to affliction. The authors analyze how the city of San Francisco was disrupted by the AIDS epidemic and how HIV / AIDS prevention campaigns sought to slow the epidemic. Both the epidemic and the communication response to it altered socially ...


Patient Compliance In Physical Therapy Home Exercise Regimens, Brian Heuiser Apr 1995

Patient Compliance In Physical Therapy Home Exercise Regimens, Brian Heuiser

Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Theses

Compliance and noncompliance with medical regimens have been the topic of medical concern and scientific investigations since the beginning of humankind. Medical compliance can be broadly defined as, "The extent to which a person's behavior coincides with medical or health advice" (Haynes, Taylor & Sackett, 1979, p.1). Medical noncompliance is the failure to comply to medical and health care advice. Compliance in physical therapy is of considerable importance because it is critical to the rehabilitation of an injury. If patients do not comply with the treatment regimen that physical therapists recommend, they are less likely to improve their condition ...


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1995

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

The proliferation of publications in the lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and transgender press has allowed the weaving of a well-informed network of previously isolated individuals and communities, empowering and unifying lesbian, gay, and other sexual minorities," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender' section of Katzes' 1995 edition of Magazines for Libraries. This title review of the queer periodicals of the day was intended to serve as a guide and justification for 'mainstream' libraries' collection building. The number and range of titles in Thistlethwaite and Tsang's collaborative entries (1989, 1992, and ...


Speaking Of Dying: An Ethnographic Short Story, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1994

Speaking Of Dying: An Ethnographic Short Story, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

Dedication: This story is dedicated to the memory of my friend, Dr. Peter Frazer, who died on May 28, 1994, and to all those who struggle to live in the social world of AIDS.


Final Negotiations: A Story Of Love, Loss, And Chronic Illness, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1994

Final Negotiations: A Story Of Love, Loss, And Chronic Illness, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

"This is a remarkably revealing portrait of a couple dealing with a debilitating chronic illness." --Kirkus Reviews "In this deeply poignant and personal text Carolyn Ellis offers a brilliant account of how the lingering death of a loved one creates the occasion for radical redefinitions of self. Death is a shared project. Loved ones do not always go gently into the good night. This is a story of death, identity, and love. In this work Ellis gives Gene Weinstein the greatest gift of all, a loving death. In so doing, she shows all of us how to do the same ...