The Family Communication Sourcebook provides an in-depth examination of contemporary theory and research in the area of family communication. This unique collection offers a state-of-the art approach by pairing conceptual pieces with original studies in the same general topic area. Editors Lynn H. Turner and Richard West present readers with a thoughtful and thorough exploration of the critical issues facing family communication researchers today.

Interrelations between Family Communication and Health Communication

Interrelations between Family Communication and Health Communication

Interrelations between family communication and health communication
Loretta L.PecchioniLouisiana State University
Teresa L.ThompsonUniversity of Dayton
Dustin J.AndersonUniversity of Dayton

The death of Ronald Reagan in June 2004 provides a very public example of the many ways in which family and health issues are interwoven. Because the former president was a public figure, most people in the United States were aware that he was suffering from dementia of the Alzheimer's type for at least the last 10 years of his life. His ailment, however, did not just affect his own life but also the lives of those around him, particularly his family members. His wife, Nancy, was his primary caregiver throughout those years of “the long goodbye.” His children, Maureen, Michael, Patti, and ...

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