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Author Segal, Judy.

Title Health and the rhetoric of medicine / Judy Z. Segal.

Imprint Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2008, ©2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition Pbk. ed.
Description 1 online resource (x, 217 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-209) and index.
Contents A kairology of biomedicine -- Patient audience: the rhetorical construction of the migraineur -- The epideictic rhetoric of pathography -- Hypochondria as a rhetorical disorder -- A rhetoric of death and dying -- Values, metaphors, and health policy -- The problem of patient "noncompliance" : paternalism, expertise, and the ethos of the physician -- Conclusion: The usefulness of a rhetoric of medicine.
Note Print version record.
Summary Assessing rhetorical principles of contemporary health issues Hypochondriacs are vulnerable to media hype, anorexics are susceptible to public scrutiny, and migraine sufferers are tainted with the history of the "migraine personality," maintains rhetorical theorist Judy Z. Segal. All are influenced by the power of persuasion. Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine explores persistent health conditions that resist conventional medical solutions. Using a range of rhetorical principles, Segal analyzes how patients and their illnesses.
Subject Medicine -- Language.
Persuasive Communication.
Médecine -- Langage.
Medicine -- Language. (OCoLC)fst01014991
Rhetoric. (OCoLC)fst01096948
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Segal, Judy. Health and the rhetoric of medicine. Pbk. ed. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2008, ©2005 0809326779 9780809326778 (DLC) 2005011674 (OCoLC)59818235
ISBN 9781441619457 (electronic bk.)
1441619453 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000044712590
DEBBG BV043098656
DEBSZ 421962607
GBVCP 802989403
NZ1 15345398

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