Theory Questions

From featured speaker Teri Thompson

  • Why does theory matter as we study health communication/medical rhetoric? Why not focus on health problems and contexts instead?
  • What role does theory typically play in the scholarship generated by those from different disciplinary backgrounds?  How does one’s training affect this?  How does this affect the value of scholarship?
  • How can scholars from Communication and English studies convey to health care practitioners the relevance of theory to the application of health communication/medical rhetoric scholarship?
  • How can theory be incorporated into health communication practice?
  • What theories have applicability to the health care context that have not yet begun to be so applied?

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