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I Hate My Voice: Coming To Terms With Bodily Stigmas, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1997

I Hate My Voice: Coming To Terms With Bodily Stigmas, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

This article presents a narrative, autoethnographic, theoretical account of the public and private negotiation of “minor bodily stigmas,” which are mild physical “imperfections” that make us fear we stand out and might be rejected. To examine the situated complexity of stigmatized identity, I tell a story that shows concrete interactional details of an episode in which minor bodily stigmas evolved into a significant topic of conversation between strangers. My personal narrative explores the felt experience of minor bodily stigmas from the perspective of the experiencing and interacting holder. Thus, my work problematizes Erving Goffman's sociological approach to stigmas, which ...


Appalachian Regional Healthcare Division Of Home Services: A Case Study, Marcella Ann Howard Brock Apr 1997

Appalachian Regional Healthcare Division Of Home Services: A Case Study, Marcella Ann Howard Brock

Morehead State Theses and Dissertations

A thesis presented to the faculty of the Caudill College of Humanities at Morehead State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Communications by Marcella Ann Howard Brock on April 22, 1997.


Consumption Of Over-The-Counter Drugs And Attitudes Towards Over-The-Counter Drug Advertising: A Comparison Between The United States And Hong Kong, Kara K. Chan, Louisa Ha Jan 1997

Consumption Of Over-The-Counter Drugs And Attitudes Towards Over-The-Counter Drug Advertising: A Comparison Between The United States And Hong Kong, Kara K. Chan, Louisa Ha

School of Media and Communication Faculty Publications

A survey of 547 adults from the United States and Hong Kong was conducted to compare their perceptions about functions and consequences of OTC drug advertising and medical decisions when encountering health problems. Results indicate that American and Hong Kong consumers were very similar in their overall perception of functions and consequences of OTC drugs. A large majority of American consumers relied heavily on OTC drugs for all five types of selected health problems in this study. In contrast, Hong Kong consumers took OTC drugs only for specific illness.


It's About Time: Narrative And The Divided Self, Art Bochner Dec 1996

It's About Time: Narrative And The Divided Self, Art Bochner

Art Bochner

When I learned that my father had died while I was attending a national communication conference, two worlds within me - the academic and the personal - collided, and I was forced to confront the large gulf that divided them. In this article, I weave the story of that experience into the wider fabric of disconnections that promotes isolation and inhibits risk taking and change within universities and academic disciplines. In the process, I question whether the structures of power constitutive of academic socialization are not as difficult to resist as those of one's family, and the consequences as constraining. I ...


Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubostsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard D. Coe, Ann Taylor Dec 1996

Mental Health Parity: National And State Perspectives: A Report To The Florida Legislature, Bruce Lubostsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Richard D. Coe, Ann Taylor

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The federal Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 requires insurers to offer the same benefits for mental disorders and substance abuse as they would for physical disorders, including any annual or lifetime limitations and restrictions placed upon such coverage. Without parity, the difference between coverage for physical and mental illness is striking. This report examines the impact if parity were implemented in Florida.


Social Marketing And Diffusion-Based Strategies For Communicating With Unique Populations: Hiv Prevention In San Francisco, James Dearing, Everett Rogers, Gary Meyer, Michelle Campo Sep 1996

Social Marketing And Diffusion-Based Strategies For Communicating With Unique Populations: Hiv Prevention In San Francisco, James Dearing, Everett Rogers, Gary Meyer, Michelle Campo

Michelle L. Campo

We conducted a 2-year investigation of the extent to which strategies based on social marketing and diffusion of innovations concepts are used in preventive health communication with unique (highly ostracized) populations. Of the 49 organizations in San Francisco that operate HIV prevention programs (N=100),programs that most highly targeted unique populations were surveyed. Personal interviews were then conducted with 38 staff leaders who operated the most and least effective programs. Audiotapes and transcripts were content analyzed to identify the strategies used by program staff. Strategies based on social marketing concepts were more prevalent than strategies based on the diffusion ...


Changes In Communication After The Diagnosis Of An Illness, Kimberly M. Sniderman Jun 1996

Changes In Communication After The Diagnosis Of An Illness, Kimberly M. Sniderman

Master's Theses

A cancer, HIV, or AIDS diagnosis may alter a person's life. This may be exhibited communicatively, particularly when people with illnesses (PWI) disclose their diagnosis to people without illnesses (PWOI). The present study examined the premise that communication between PWI and PWOI was likely to be affected by illness disclosure. PWI were asked whether and how (positively or negatively) they perceived communication to change in family, doctor, nurse, other health care professional and their own contexts. Results indicated that PWI communication did change, though this was not found across contexts. Specific types of communication changes PWI experienced included greater ...


Rising Temperatures: Rising Tides, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson Jan 1996

Rising Temperatures: Rising Tides, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Transboundary environmental problems do not distinguish between political boundaries. Global warming is expected to cause thermal expansion of water and melt glaciers. Both are predicted to lead to a rise in sea level. We must enlarge our paradigms to encompass a global reality and reliance upon global participation.


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 ...


Doc Shows Give Wrong Health-Care Diagnosis, Joseph Turow Oct 1994

Doc Shows Give Wrong Health-Care Diagnosis, Joseph Turow

Departmental Papers (ASC)

No abstract provided.


Modified Trap Designs And Heights For Increased Capture Of Japanese Beetle Adults (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), Stephen Alm, Tamson Yeh, Michelle Campo May 1994

Modified Trap Designs And Heights For Increased Capture Of Japanese Beetle Adults (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae), Stephen Alm, Tamson Yeh, Michelle Campo

Michelle L. Campo

Several trap designs and trap heights were tested on a golf course for effectiveness of capture of Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica Newman) adults. A single Trece trap top or four Trece trap tops (each with quarter-strength lures) on 121-liter trash container collection bases caught significantly more beetles than a standard Trece trap or a large vane trap on a 121-liter container. Traps with a single Trece trap top on a 121-liter container also caught significantly more beetles than a standard Trece trap when both types were emptied daily to determine if captured beetles were influencing trap capture. Significantly more beetles ...


Perspectives On Inquiry Ii: Theories And Stories, Art Bochner Dec 1993

Perspectives On Inquiry Ii: Theories And Stories, Art Bochner

Art Bochner

No abstract provided.


Systematic Development Of Trans-Theoretically Based Behavioral Risk Management Programs, Galen E. Cole, David R. Holtgrave, Nilka M. Rios Jan 1993

Systematic Development Of Trans-Theoretically Based Behavioral Risk Management Programs, Galen E. Cole, David R. Holtgrave, Nilka M. Rios

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment (1990-2002)

The authors explain the development and use of a behavioral Risk management strategy. It is designed for developing interventions to change behaviors, e.g., to lower the Risk of AIDS. The advantage of their strategy is said to be its structure combined with flexibility. Intervenors are not restricted to a single model in determining factors most relevant to changing Risky behavior.


The Effect Of Health Information On The Implicit Prices Of Nutrients, Soma Sen Jan 1992

The Effect Of Health Information On The Implicit Prices Of Nutrients, Soma Sen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1992

Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

"The lesbian and gay press has shaped and reflected the rise of gay and lesbian liberation," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian and Gay' section of Katzes' 1992 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 1995) far exceeded any mainstream library collection known to either of the authors who were nevertheless hopeful that libraries would expand ...


The Relationship Of Patients' Perceptions Of Physicians' Communication Style To Patient Satisfaction, Lisa Diane Abramson Jan 1991

The Relationship Of Patients' Perceptions Of Physicians' Communication Style To Patient Satisfaction, Lisa Diane Abramson

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis examines the relationship between physician communication style and patient satisfaction in the diagnostic medical interview. Patient satisfaction is a critical issue for health care organizations today. Health care organizations are coping with the recruitment and maintenance of patient consumers in a competitive and costly market.

The literature indicates that effective communication between the physician and the patient is important to patient satisfaction. The physician needs to structure the medical visit in order to acquire medical information and, at the same time, invite communication with patients to determine their concerns and needs. Patient satisfaction may ensue if the patient ...


Facts And Feelings Series For Parents, Unknown Unknown Jan 1990

Facts And Feelings Series For Parents, Unknown Unknown

All Archived Publications

Packet that gives instructions to parents about talking to teens about common issues they face.


Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang Jan 1989

Lesbian And Gay, Polly Thistlethwaite, Daniel C. Tsang

Publications and Research

"The time is past when librarians can assume no patron is lesbian or gay, or that there is no interest in gay research," Dan Tsang and Polly Thistlethwaite wrote in the introduction to the 'Lesbian and Gay' section of Katzes' 1989 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 1995) far exceeded any mainstream library collection known to either of the authors who ...


Impact Of Presentation Medium And Message Length On The Persuasiveness Of Case History And Statistical Information, Bonnie Marie Hoffman Jan 1988

Impact Of Presentation Medium And Message Length On The Persuasiveness Of Case History And Statistical Information, Bonnie Marie Hoffman

Theses Digitization Project

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of A Thank-You Letter And/Or Phone Call To First-Time Volunteer Blood Donors, Larkey Sheldon De Neffe Jan 1987

The Effects Of A Thank-You Letter And/Or Phone Call To First-Time Volunteer Blood Donors, Larkey Sheldon De Neffe

Dissertations and Theses

This study measures two reinforcement strategies designed to increase repeat donations in first-time volunteer blood donors.


The Communication Of Wellness Concepts Interculturally In An Alaskan Health-Care Context, Janet A. Allan Jan 1985

The Communication Of Wellness Concepts Interculturally In An Alaskan Health-Care Context, Janet A. Allan

Dissertations and Theses

The purpose of this study is to investigate in what ways cultural value differences between Alaskan Native clients and non-Native health professionals affect the communicating of "wellness" concepts. Specifically, this study focuses on possible difference in the cultural value orientation of "Man's Relationship to Health."


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 ...


Forming Warm Ideas, Art Bochner Dec 1980

Forming Warm Ideas, Art Bochner

Art Bochner

No abstract provided.