Chapter 4. Why Don't We Get “Care”?

  1. Roxanne Parrott

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310832.ch4

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters

How to Cite

Parrott, R. (2009) Why Don't We Get “Care”?, in Talking about Health: Why Communication Matters, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310832.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405177573

Online ISBN: 9781444310832

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Keywords:

  • Why Don't We Get “Care”?;
  • doctors benefit from memory prompts, too;
  • family and friends - no more resources to support health than you do;
  • using support networks;
  • managing impressions;
  • being too optimistic or fatalistic;
  • cycle of misunderstanding and mistrust swarming around talk about getting biomedical care in formal health systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Our Doctors Didn't Recommend It

  • Family or Friends Don't Support It

  • We Use Support Networks

  • We're Managing Impressions

  • We're too Optimistic or Fatalistic

  • Summing It Up …