'Health What?' My Long Strange Trip Building Health Communication Inquiry
This is an autoethnographic analysis of the 50-plus years I’ve spent passionately promoting health communication inquiry. What a long, strange trip it’s been! This essay is grounded in my long-term commitment to health communication scholarship, establishing this area of inquiry, promoting health...
The Right to Flourish: Whole-Person Health and Happiness as Social Justice
What does it mean to envision whole-person health centered on community, time, place, space, and voices? How do historical, social, and cultural intersections shape health meanings and outcomes for marginalized and vulnerable populations in everyday contexts? Whole-person health (WPH) goes beyond...
Implicit Bias Prevents Women from Receiving Prompt Treatment for Health Problems
For some women who experience serious and chronic physical or mental health conditions, one of their most daunting challenges is obtaining the belief and validation of health care providers, family members, and friends, researchers found in a recent study. Those in the study described prolonged...
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