Blending Humanistic and Rhetorical Analysis to Locate Gendered Dimensions of Kenyan Medical Practitioner Attitudes About Cancer

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Abstract

Medical humanities and the rhetoric of health and medicine apply different methods to healthcare documents and discourses. This methodological reflection of a project studying cancer attitudes in Kenya describes how researchers combined practices from these disparate fields to produce more sensitive and ethical methods for studying cross-cultural contexts. By extending humanistic methods into social-science data collections, researchers were better able to ask precise questions and to perceive context-specific cues for consent and non-consent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
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StateAccepted/In press - Dec 6 2017

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cancer
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rhetoric
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medicine
discourse
health

Keywords

  • Action research
  • gender research
  • health/medical communication
  • intercultural communication
  • research methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Communication

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