Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Health communication: Toward a phenomenological perspective
by Reese, Bonnie Lee, Ph.D., Duquesne University, 2012, 189; 3546773
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation examines implications for health communication as a rhetorical and philosophical practice by focusing on the various topics in the health communication field today, identifying areas that have been examined qualitatively and/or phenomenologically and hermeneutically. Currently, health communication scholarship tends toward qualitative and quantitative research from the methodological perspective of social science. Bringing these approaches into conversation with current phenomenological studies in the health care field, particularly those in the area of nursing, offers the potential to transform health communication scholarship, giving birth to a rhetorically and philosophically grounded praxis in this field.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fritz, Janie Harden
Commitee: Arnette, Ronald C., Thames, Richard
School: Duquesne University
Department: Communication and Rhetorical Studies
School Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
Source: DAI-A 74/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Communication, History, Health care management
Keywords: Communication, Health, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology
Publication Number: 3546773
ISBN: 9781267807823
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