Between dad and son: initiating, delivering, and assimilating bad cancer news.


:The opening moments of a phone call reveal how a father informs his son, for the 1st time, that his mom's tumor is malignant. An extended phone opening reveals how delaying talk about the mom's condition allows for important interactional work: Displaying resistance to announce the bad news directly, projecting and anticipating the valence of forthcoming news prior to its announcement, and delicately sharing ownership of a serious health condition at the outset of a family cancer journey. Enacting a biomedical demeanor, replete with technical language and withholdings of emotional and personal reactions, subsequent delivery and reception of the bad news is managed stoically-a normalized resource employed by consequential figures when managing and coping with dreaded news events. By closely examining how family members talk through cancer on the telephone, the scope of health communication research is extended beyond clinical settings into home environments, progress is made on the noticeable absence of interactional studies in psycho-oncology, and diverse implications arise for understanding how lay persons diagnose and manage illness dilemmas.


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  • Epistemic Egocentrism and Processing of Vaccine Misinformation (Vis-à-vis Scientific Evidence): The Case of Vaccine-Autism Link.

    abstract::A web-based 2 (preexisting position: vaccine-inclined vs. -hesitant) by 2 (message type: scientific evidence vs. misinformation) experimental study was conducted to investigate individuals' processing of misinformation (vis-à-vis scientific evidence) on the vaccine-autism link within the framework of epistemic egocent...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shen L,Zhou Y

    更新日期:2020-05-05 00:00:00

  • Developing a Motion Comic for HIV/STD Prevention for Young People Ages 15-24, Part 2: Evaluation of a Pilot Intervention.

    abstract::In the United States, young people (ages 15-24 years) are disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), due at least in part to inadequate or incorrect HIV/STD-related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behavioral intentions (KABI). Comic book narrati...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Willis LA,Kachur R,Castellanos TJ,Nichols K,Mendoza MCB,Gaul ZJ,Spikes P,Gamayo AC,Durham MD,LaPlace L,Straw J,Staatz C,Buge H,Hogben M,Robinson S,Brooks J,Sutton MY

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • When Information from Public Health Officials is Untrustworthy: The Use of Online News, Interpersonal Networks, and Social Media during the MERS Outbreak in South Korea.

    abstract::Public health officials (PHOs) are responsible for providing trustworthy information during a public health crisis; however, there is little research on how the public behaves when their expectations for such information are violated. Drawing on media dependency theory and source credibility research as our primary th...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jang K,Baek YM

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

  • Race, Trust in Doctors, Privacy Concerns, and Consent Preferences for Biobanks.

    abstract::This study investigates how patients' privacy concerns about research uses of biospecimen and trust in doctors are associated with their preferences for informed consent and need for control over biospecimens in a biobank. Particularly, this study focuses on the perspectives of Communication Privacy Management theory,...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hong SJ,Drake B,Goodman M,Kaphingst KA

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Examining diet- and exercise-related communication in romantic relationships: associations with health behaviors.

    abstract::This study examined the association between diet- and exercise-related social influence and support among romantic partners, as well as whether these variables were associated with their health behaviors. An Actor-Partner Mediator Model was used to examine these associations at the couple level (n = 192). Results indi...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Burke TJ,Segrin C

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • Refugee Articulations of Health: A Culture-Centered Exploration of Burmese Refugees' Resettlement in the United States.

    abstract::Grounded in the culture-centered approach that emphasizes dialogic engagement with communities at the margins to disrupt mainstream health discourses, this article explores articulations of health by the Burmese refugee community in the United States post resettlement. Due to forced migration, often fleeing violent po...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kumar R

    更新日期:2020-01-13 00:00:00

  • Communicating Inequalities to Enhance Support for Obesity-Prevention Policies: The Role of Social Comparisons, Age Frames, and Emotion.

    abstract::With certain populations in the United States at higher risk for obesity than other populations, public health advocates have attempted to draw attention to these inequalities to galvanize support for obesity-mitigation policies. Yet research comparing different messages about social inequalities indicates that not al...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Skurka C

    更新日期:2019-02-01 00:00:00

  • Internet-based survey on medical manga in Japan.

    abstract::The more manga (Japanese graphic novels) communicate medical information, the more people are likely to be influenced by manga. We investigated through an Internet search using Google the characteristics of medical manga published in Japan, defined as those in which the main character is a medical professional and tha...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kishi Y,Matsumura T,Murishige N,Kodama Y,Hatanaka N,Takita M,Sakamoto K,Hamaki T,Kusumi E,Kobayashi K,Yuji K,Narimatsu H,Kami M

    更新日期:2011-10-01 00:00:00

  • Organizational Sensegiving in Family-Centered Care: How NICU Nurses Help Families Make Sense of the NICU Experience.

    abstract::As frontline caregivers, nurses play a central role in the coordination and delivery of family-centered care (FCC) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Nurses see first-hand the fear, uncertainty, and anxiety parents experience due to unfamiliar and intimidating elements of neonatal care and the NICU environment....

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gilstrap CM

    更新日期:2020-07-08 00:00:00

  • Comparing Outrage Effect on the Risk Perception of Climate Change versus Fine Dust.

    abstract::Public evaluation of risk is influenced by the emotive response to perceived risk characteristics, namely outrage factors. We evaluated which outrage factors contribute to the public perception of two different environmental risks, climate change and fine dust. In particular, the outrage factors of controllability, fa...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: You M,Ju Y

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Assessing the Get Real about Violence curriculum: process and outcome evaluation results and implications.

    abstract::Guided largely by the theory of reasoned action, the Get Real about Violence curriculum attempts to reduce verbal and physical aggression, as well as behaviors that encourage verbal or physical aggression, such as watching a fight and spreading rumors about a fight that is going to happen. This 12-lesson curriculum wa...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Meyer G,Roberto AJ,Boster FJ,Roberto HL

    更新日期:2004-01-01 00:00:00

  • Understanding the Public's Intentions to Purchase and to Persuade Others to Purchase Antibiotic-Free Meat.

    abstract::Extending the effectiveness of media-based campaigns into interpersonal networks has been a long concern for studies on persuasive messages, yet there is much to understand about why people attempt to persuade others to engage in health-related behaviors. This study investigated two alternative predictors of interpers...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Smith RA,Zhu X,Shartle K,Glick L,M'ikanatha NM

    更新日期:2017-08-01 00:00:00

  • Communication and Exchange of Specialized Health-Related Support Among People With Experiential Similarity on Facebook.

    abstract::Social support is an important factor that shapes how people cope with illness, and health-related communication among peers managing the same illness (network ties with experiential similarity) offers specialized information, resources, and emotional support. Facebook has become a ubiquitous part of many Americans' l...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gage-Bouchard EA,LaValley S,Mollica M,Beaupin LK

    更新日期:2017-10-01 00:00:00

  • Linguistic Stereotyping in Older Adults' Perceptions of Health Care Aides.

    abstract::The cultural and linguistic diversity of the U.S. health care provider workforce is expanding. Diversity among health care personnel such as paraprofessional health care assistants (HCAs)-many of whom are immigrants-means that intimate, high-stakes cross-cultural and cross-linguistic contact characterizes many health ...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rubin D,Coles VB,Barnett JT

    更新日期:2016-07-01 00:00:00

  • Perceived Parental Legitimacy as a Moderator of Parent-Child Communication's Effects on Latina/o Adolescent Substance Use.

    abstract::Utilizing primary socialization theory (PST) and longitudinal survey data from 381 Latina/o sixth- through eighth-grade students, we hypothesized that four types of parent anti-substance use messages (i.e., parents' own past substance use, religious beliefs, respect for family, and peer resistance) would discourage La...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kam JA,Pérez Torres D

    更新日期:2018-06-01 00:00:00

  • All Adventurous Women Do: HPV, Narrative, and HBO's Girls.

    abstract::This study looks at media portrayals of sexual health through the popular HBO television show Girls. This rhetorical criticism of Girls delineates two emergent narrative themes. First, the show repeatedly discusses human papillomavirus (HPV) in terms of its severity, but it oscillates in terms of representing the degr...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rogers B

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Is it Important to Talk About Technologies with Eating Disorder Clients? The Health-Care Professional Perspective.

    abstract::Nowadays, the use of digital technology is an important issue that should be addressed during the treatment of people who have eating disorders. The involvement or absence of this issue reflects the understanding, experience, and atttude of health-care professionals toward their clients' use of technology. The aim of ...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Šmahelová M,Čevelíček M,Nehybková E,Šmahel D,Čermák I

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

  • Blurring personal health and public priorities: an analysis of celebrity health narratives in the public sphere.

    abstract::This article explores the functions of personal celebrity health narratives in the public sphere. This study examines data about 157 celebrities, including athletes, actors, musicians, and politicians, who have shared private information regarding a personal health situation (or that of a loved one) with others in the...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Beck CS,Aubuchon SM,McKenna TP,Ruhl S,Simmons N

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • Insider/Outsiders, Reproductive (In)justice, and the U.S.-Mexico Border.

    abstract::In this article, we combine narrative and visual elements - our experiences as scholars in reproductive justice, health communication, and border studies coupled with photos from reproductive justice activist marches we attended in El Paso and Houston - to advocate for a stronger coalition between health communication...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hinojosa Hernandez L,De Los Santos Upton S

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • Predicting participation in ultrasound hip screening from message framing.

    abstract::The use of ultrasound (US) screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is an innovation in preventive child health care in the Netherlands. What is not known is whether parents will accept this screening method and will actually participate in it. It is widely known that health behaviors can be influenced b...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Witting M,Boere-Boonekamp MM,Fleuren MA,Sakkers RJ,Ijzerman MJ

    更新日期:2012-01-01 00:00:00

  • "How dare you question what I use to treat this patient?": Student pharmacists' reflections on the challenges of communicating recommendations to physicians in interdisciplinary health care settings.

    abstract::A growing number of pharmacists practice within interdisciplinary health care teams, leading pharmacy educators to place increased emphasis on the development of interprofessional collaboration skills. In the pharmacist-physician relationship, pharmacists' medication therapy recommendations (MTRs) are a recurrent and ...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Denvir P,Brewer J

    更新日期:2015-01-01 00:00:00

  • Global COVID-19 Advertisements: Use of Informational, Transformational and Narrative Advertising Strategies.

    abstract::This study employs the informational and transformational approaches from Taylor's Six-Segment Message Strategy Wheel and narrative transportation theory to understand the use of different advertising message strategies in COVID-19 advertisements on a global scale. Understanding how advertisers constructed their publi...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Deng T,Ekachai D,Pokrywczynski J

    更新日期:2020-12-22 00:00:00

  • A further extension of the Extended Parallel Process Model (E-EPPM): implications of cognitive appraisal theory of emotion and dispositional coping style.

    abstract::For two decades, the extended parallel process model (EPPM; Witte, 1992 ) has been one of the most widely used theoretical frameworks in health risk communication. The model has gained much popularity because it recognizes that, ironically, preceding fear appeal models do not incorporate the concept of fear as a legi...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: So J

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • Clients' perceptions of service quality and satisfaction at their initial Title X family planning visit.

    abstract::Family planning service quality and clients' satisfaction with services are important determinants of clients' contraceptive use and continuation. We examine women's experiences at family planning clinics on a range of dimensions, including patient-centered communication (PCC), and identify experiences associated with...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pilgrim NA,Cardona KM,Pinder E,Sonenstein FL

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • The Exchange of Social Support on Online Bariatric Surgery Discussion Forums: A Mixed-Methods Content Analysis.

    abstract::Bariatric surgery patients often experience physical and psychosocial stressors, and difficulty adjusting to significant lifestyle changes. As a result, social support groups that provide patients with support, coping skills, and nutritional information are valuable components of bariatric care. Support group attendan...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Atwood ME,Friedman A,Meisner BA,Cassin SE

    更新日期:2018-05-01 00:00:00

  • Intergenerational Transmissions of Mother-Child Loneliness: A Moderated Mediation Model of Familial Social Support and Conflict Avoidance.

    abstract::Loneliness is a psychological health issue related to deleterious physical health outcomes such as mortality and chronic disease. The aim of this research was to examine intergenerational transmissions of loneliness from mothers to adult child via a moderated mediation model of perceived familial social support and co...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Curran T

    更新日期:2019-09-01 00:00:00

  • The Social Construction of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Using Social Media Technologies.

    abstract::Many people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), sometimes lacking adequate face-to-face sources of support, turn to online communities to meet others with the disease. These online communities are places of support and education, but through the use of social media communication technologies, people with IBD are re...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Frohlich DO

    更新日期:2016-11-01 00:00:00

  • Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Recalled Exposure to and Self-Reported Impact of Tobacco Marketing and Promotions.

    abstract::The role of tobacco marketing in tobacco use, particularly among the vulnerable ethnic and socioeconomic sub-populations is a regulatory priority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. There currently exist both ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in the use of tobacco products. Monitoring such inequalities in exp...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Moran MB,Heley K,Pierce JP,Niaura R,Strong D,Abrams D

    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

  • "It's Like Moving the Titanic:" Community Organizing to Address Food (In)Security.

    abstract::Health communication scholars are uniquely positioned to examine the ways in which individuals organize to address current and future exigencies related to social ills. In particular, organizations are key sites in understanding our health decisions related to food choice. From a young age, children develop habits of ...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Okamoto KE

    更新日期:2017-08-01 00:00:00

  • Treatment Recommendations as Actions.

    abstract::From the earliest studies of doctor-patient interaction (Byrne & Long, 1976), it has been recognized that treatment recommendations may be expressed in more or less authoritative ways, based on their design and delivery. There are clear differences between I'm going to start you on X and We can give you X to try and W...

    journal_title:Health communication

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Stivers T,Heritage J,Barnes RK,McCabe R,Thompson L,Toerien M

    更新日期:2018-11-01 00:00:00