Research Mentor(s)

Tara Perry

Description

This is a qualitative study examining the effects of the communication between patient and doctor on the self-concept of female patients. The researchers will use a combination of the Health Belief Model, which studies the individual constructs and beliefs that one feels and how this affects decisions made about health, and the Spiral of Silence, which explores how minority groups stay silent for fear of retaliation. Through the scope of these theories, the researcher will attempt to understand how insufficient communication on the part of the doctor, both in situations of diagnoses and in general practice, impacts how the female patient perceives herself and her own well-being.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

16-5-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

16-5-2018 12:00 PM

Department

Communication Studies

Keywords

Doctor-Patient Communication, Health Belief Model, Spiral of Silence, Gender, Self-Concept, Well-Being

Rights

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Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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Women and Health Care: Exploring the Communication Dynamic Between Women and Their Doctors

This is a qualitative study examining the effects of the communication between patient and doctor on the self-concept of female patients. The researchers will use a combination of the Health Belief Model, which studies the individual constructs and beliefs that one feels and how this affects decisions made about health, and the Spiral of Silence, which explores how minority groups stay silent for fear of retaliation. Through the scope of these theories, the researcher will attempt to understand how insufficient communication on the part of the doctor, both in situations of diagnoses and in general practice, impacts how the female patient perceives herself and her own well-being.

 

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