The Humanities in Asia

Expanding Horizons in Health Communication

An Asian Perspective

Editors: Watson, Bernadette, Krieger, Janice (Eds.)

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  • An innovative investigation of Eastern and Western perspectives on healthcare in Asia
  • Focuses on both mental and physical health problems currently confronting Asia
  • Brings together a wide range of interdisciplinary scholars to discuss their research on healthcare in Asia
  • Includes input from clinicians who deliver patient care in Asia
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This book explores the ways in which Eastern and Western medical knowledge inform each other in the treatment of people in Asia across a wide range of health issues. To do so, it brings together health communication scholars from diverse disciplines both in Hong Kong and worldwide and combines their observations and expertise with those of clinicians working in healthcare in Asia to provide a topical portrait of the expanding horizons of healthcare in Asia. Social scientists and clinicians discuss their research and clinical practice respectively using a range of analytic approaches that include traditional qualitative and quantitative methodologies, as well as cutting-edge computer diagnostics that digitally visualize health interactions across time. 
The book presents an innovative and interdisciplinary investigation of Eastern and Western perspectives on healthcare in Asia. It covers topics concerned with a range of mental and physical problems that are currently confronting Asia. Importantly, the views and experiences of front line clinicians delivering patient care in Asia are also included. Accordingly, the book offers varied and innovative perspectives on health communication issues in China, Singapore, Bangladesh and Australia.

About the authors

Professor Bernadette Watson is a health psychologist and Director of the International Research Centre for the Advancement of Health Communication at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research focuses on the influence of identity and intergroup processes, both on patient-health professional communication, and on communication in multi-disciplinary and multicultural health teams. Professor Watson has been an executive member of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP) and served as President from 2012 to 2014. She is a Fellow of both the IALSP and the Academy of the Humanities, Hong Kong.
Professor Janice Krieger is a health communication scholar and Director of the STEM Translational Communication Program at the University of Florida. Professor Krieger’s research focuses on translational communication in health and risk decision-making contexts. In particular, she is studying how message design influences health literacy and the cognitive processing of health risk messages. Professor Krieger was an executive member of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP).

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Talking About Trauma in Migrant Worker Returnee Narratives: Mental Health Issues

    Pages 3-27

    Ladegaard, Hans J.

  • Prompting Strategies and Outcomes in Picture-Based Counseling

    Pages 29-46

    Tay, Dennis (et al.)

  • Understanding the Perspectives of Counsellors and Clients in School-Based Counselling in Hong Kong

    Pages 47-66

    Harrison, Mark (et al.)

  • What Happens to the Holistic Care of Patients in Busy Oncology Settings?

    Pages 67-81

    Chan, E. Angela

  • Examining Patient Preferences for Integrative Chinese-Western Colorectal Cancer Care in Hong Kong

    Pages 85-105

    Wong, Wendy (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Expanding Horizons in Health Communication
Book Subtitle
An Asian Perspective
Editors
  • Bernadette Watson
  • Janice Krieger
Series Title
The Humanities in Asia
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4389-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4389-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4388-3
Series ISSN
2363-6890
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 300
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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