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Health Communication is primarily concerned with the role of communication theory, research and practice in health promotion and health care.
Areas of research include provider-patient interaction, social support networks, health information systems, medical ethics, health policy and health promotion. The Division's goals are to encourage theory development, research and effective practice of health communication.
NEWS OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
Academic Work Cultures and Wellbeing: Strategies for Transformation
2-3 May 2013
Upstairs, Campus Hub, C10A,
The aim of the conference is to reflect upon the state of working life in higher education today. While much has been written about the vast changes that have occurred within the sector in the last decade or so, there has been comparatively little research on the impact of such changes on the health and wellbeing of academic staff.
The conference will bring together academics working across a range of research fields and disciplines, in order to think about how we might tackle what we see as a hugely significant, and yet thoroughly under researched issue, namely the relationship between changes in the higher education sector in the context of neoliberalism and the wellbeing of academic staff.
Keynote speakers for the conference include:
Professor Gail Kinman (U of Bedfordshire, UK)
Professor Chris Lorenz (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Dr. Holly Randell-Moon (U of Otago, New Zealand)
Associate Professor Sue Saltmarsh (Australian Catholic U)
Professor Terry Threadgold (Cardiff U, UK)
For more information please visit the conference website at: http://academicwellbeing.wordpress.com/
CALL FOR PAPERS
Malady and Mortality – Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture Conference
Falmouth U, Cornwall 19-20 September 2013
Professor Tony Walter, Centre for Death, U of Bath Professor Alan Bleakley, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry
Papers are invited on the following topics:
- Health, Well Being and Environment
- History of Medicine
- Public Health and Medicine
- Disease and Subjectivity
- Disability and Agency
- The Body in Pain
- Palliative Care
- Illness and Digital Technologies
- Narrative, e-Narratives and Memory
- Medical Intervention and Patient Testimony Communication and Patient Networks Medical Identities and Medical Gatekeepers Sustainability, Quality of Life and Euthanasia State Intervention and Legal Decisions Artes Moriendi and Privacy Definitions of Death Rights and Ownership Grief and Mourning
Please send abstracts (200 words max) to Dr. Helen Thomas, with subject header ‘Malady and Mortality Conference’ by 1 May 2013
CALL FOR EDITORS AND ARTICLES
The International Journal of Communication and Health is proud to announce the Editorial Board. You can check it out on our website www.communicationandhealth.ro. The Editorial Board is looking to expand, therefore the call for editors is open till the end of March. Meanwhile you can read below the call for articles.
The International Journal of Communication and Health is an on-line peer-reviewed journal interested in any aspect related to health communication. The International Journal of Communication and Health is ready to receive manuscripts on all aspects concerning health communication, particularly those of international relevance.
Contribution exploring any context of health communication are welcomed. The journal welcomes high-quality research and analyses from diverse theoretical and methodological approaches from all fields of communication, media, and health.
The journal is particularly interested in new approaches of health and communication that have the potential to increase the body of knowledge on the subject and generate future studies.
The Journal invites original empirical (qualitative or quantitative) research, literature reviews, theoretical or methodological contributions, integrative reviews, meta-analyses, comparative or historical studies on the following topics:
- media, health and illness,
- communication, health and illness,
- policy of health communication,
- organizational aspects of health communication,
- culture and health communication,
- health communication in the community,
- health communication in mass media,
- interpersonal health communication,
- media and medical prevention campaigns,
- medical errors in the media, media and medical myths,
- E-health – new technology and health communication
The general instructions for authors are available at: http://communicationandhealth.ro/submission-instructions/
The deadline of submitting the article is 1 July 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact the editors at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opportunity for Charitable Giving to Support Health Communication Research
At the division business meeting in June, Dave Buller announced that the Kundrat Family, in memory and honor of the late Amanda Lee Kundrat (a previous Thesis of the Year Award winner in the division), has generously endowed the ICA and NCA's joint award, the Amanda L. Kundrat Health Communication Thesis of the Year (see http://www.icahdq.org/fundraising/funds.asp?fund=DIV_HEALTH for more information).
The division hopes to build this endowment for the future by seeking charitable donations to the fund. There are three ways to donate. Option one is for members to send a check, along with a note that identifies the Amanda L. Kundrat Health Communication Thesis of the Year as the intended fund, to the following address: International Communication Association c/o Michael Haley 1500 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
Option 2 is to make use of the following link/button on the ICA home page: http://www.icahdq.org/fundraising/#FUNDS Next, click the link that says "click here to make a donation" in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Select "Amanda L. Kundrat Health Communication of the Year Award" and specify the type of gift you wish to make. Option 3 is to donate as part of the process of renewing your ICA membership - the funds are listed on the detail form as you check out of the renewal registration process.
DC Conference on Health Communication
Announcing the 2nd Biennial PreConference and Conference on Health Communication sponsored by George Mason University Department of Communication.
Date: March 28- March 30, 2013
Pre-conference: Global Health Communication Research (March 28, 2013) – The preconference will highlight the emerging body of health communication scholarship that crosses international boundaries to examine global health threats.
Main conference: Translating Research into Practice – At the conference, we will examine how health communication research, education, technological interventions, and policies can promote health and well-being. The conference will feature competitive papers, posters, and panels focusing on cutting edge health communication research and applications. Topics will examine sensitive personal communication in the delivery of care, strategic health communication campaigns, evolving health information technologies, interactive health education interventions, powerful media representations of health issues, and relevant new health communication programs, policies, and practices.
For more information, visit: http://chrc.gmu.edu/DCHC.html