Analysing Health Communication

Discourse Approaches

Editors: Brookes, Gavin, Hunt, Daniel (Eds.)

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  • Introduces a combination of established and emerging approaches to health discourse, offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of how discourse analysis has been applied in this area
  • Illustrates the more granular picture of health communication offered by discourse methods, and the potential these hold for informing understandings of clinical practice, policy-making and the patient experience
  • Illuminates different frameworks for interrogating spoken, written and multi-modal health communication
  • Reports original research exploring the communicative dynamics of a wide array of health issues across an even wider range of texts and contexts, including primary care consultations, patient records, public health campaigns, social media interactions, and literary depictions of mental health
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About this book

This edited book showcases original research in the study of healthcare and health communication, while also providing a detailed overview of contemporary methods of discourse analysis. Discourse approaches remain under-represented in the field of health communication, despite their potential for affording detailed understanding of health-related text and talk across an array of contexts, for example in face-to-face and digital healthcare encounters, health promotion, and patients’ accounts of illness experiences. This book aims to address this gap in the literature by offering the first book-length treatment of different approaches to discourse analysis in health(care) and illness contexts, and it will appeal both to linguists and to researchers in nursing and health sciences, sociology and anthropology.

About the authors

Gavin Brookes is Senior Research Associate in the ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science in the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, UK. 

Daniel Hunt is Assistant Professor of Discourse Analysis in the School of English, University of Nottingham, UK.  

Reviews

Analysing Health Communication: Discourse Approaches opens up an expanded world of analytical possibilities for those who explore the compelling discourses of health and illness. Kudos to Brookes and Hunt for challenging and encouraging us to lift our gaze toward intellectual inclusivity in our interdisciplinary work. This important collection will undoubtedly engage scholars – both experienced and novice – for years to come.” (Heidi Hamilton, Georgetown University, USA)
“Seeking innovative answers to health communication challenges has become an urgent need in the face of contemporary social and economic change. This timely volume speaks to this challenge by offering thought-provoking investigations of health communication scenarios from the perspective of different methodological approaches in discourse analysis. Covering a wide range of topics such as mental health, infectious disease transmission and emergency medicine, this collection represents an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in applied linguistics and health communication.” (Nelya Koteyko, Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Discourse and Health Communication

    Pages 1-17

    Brookes, Gavin (et al.)

  • Conversation Analysis: Questioning Patients About Prior Self-Treatment

    Pages 19-48

    Barnes, Rebecca K. (et al.)

  • Interactional Sociolinguistics: Tracking Patient-Initiated Questions Across an Episode of Care

    Pages 49-80

    Stubbe, Maria (et al.)

  • Narrative Analysis: DNA Testing and Collaborative Knowledge-Building in a CFS/ME Forum

    Pages 81-110

    Arribas-Ayllon, Michael

  • Discursive Psychology: A Discursive Approach to Identity Work in Online Illness Talk

    Pages 111-132

    Lamerichs, Joyce

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analysing Health Communication
Book Subtitle
Discourse Approaches
Editors
  • Gavin Brookes
  • Daniel Hunt
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68184-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68184-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68183-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 360
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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