Communicating social support
Sage Publications, Jul 1, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 317 pages
Albrecht and Adelman address theoretical and methodological issues for understanding the social support process in everyday life. They contend that social support is inextricably linked to communication behaviour and that the logical and empirical link between the two is long overdue.
They present a theoretical overview (including strategies for measuring social support), examine support in specific settings and consider the dilemmas of supportive communication. They also discuss future directions for research and practice.
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However, when asked if they ever had talked to a physician about ways to reduce
their chances of getting cancer, nearly 86% of the respondents said no, and only
14% said yes (NCI, 1984). Many patients may have questions for their ...
Cope, are proof of the need cancer patients have to communicate with each other
. This need for communication with similar others may vary with stages of the
illness. For example, Comaroff and Maguire (1981) found that leukemia patients
The first, the Coping with Cancer Program from the National Cancer Institute, is
an example of a relatively centralized ... Blumberg (1982) reports that the first
step was to decide what NCI should say to the cancer patient and family as well
as to ...
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