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Rhetorical Ethos in Health and Medicine: Patient Credibility, Stigma, and Misdiagnosis

Rhetorical Ethos in Health and Medicine: Patient Credibility, Stigma, and Misdiagnosis
 

This book explores rhetorical ethos and its ongoing role in patients' credibility and in misdiagnoses stemming from gender, race and class-based biases. Drawing on the concept of ethos as a theoretical framework, it explores health and mental illness across different conditions a... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780367260170
Barcode 9780367260170
Release Date 1 October 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Molloy, Cathryn
Series Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication
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ISBN-13 9780367260170
ISBN-10 0367260174
Stock Release date is 1 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Release Date 1 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Molloy, Cathryn
Series Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication
Category Communication Studies
Media Studies
Personal & Public Health
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book explores rhetorical ethos and its ongoing role in patients' credibility and in misdiagnoses stemming from gender, race and class-based biases. Drawing on the concept of ethos as a theoretical framework, it explores health and mental illness across different conditions and across different methodological approaches. Extending work on ethos in clinical encounters and public discourse about biomedicine and presenting new research on the rhetoric of mental health, stigma and mental illness, the book explores how bias in clinical settings can lead to symptoms labelled in the patient's head masking treatable medical problems. This notable contribution to the rhetoric of health and medicine will be of interest to all researchers and graduate students of rhetoric and composition studies, rhetoric of health and medicine, disability studies, medical humanities, communication, and psychology.

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Author's Bio

Cathryn Molloy is Associate Professor in James Madison University's School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication where she also serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies. Her work has appeared in College English, Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Qualitative Inquiry, and Technical Communication Quarterly.

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