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03/24/2005

2005 Convention Newsletter

Central State Communication Association
Health Communication Interest Group
Convention News Letter
"Communication: At the Heart of Everything"
Kansas City, MO April 6-10, 2005



Division Officers:

Chair, Lance Lippert, Illinois State University (llipper@ilstu.edu)
Vice Chair, Donna Pawlowski, Creighton University
Secretary, Maria Brann, West Virginia University
Historian, Nichole Egbert, Kent State University
Web Coordinator, Benjamin Bates, Ohio University

Hello! I hope this newsletter finds everyone in good health and even better spirits as we anticipate the upcoming Central States Communication Association conference in Kansas City. I am very pleased with the quality and quantity of submissions for this year's conference. They each in their own convincing, thorough manner demonstrate how communication is indeed at the heart of everything!

We have 11 scheduled programs which I believe fairly represent our divergent interests and nicely exhibit the collective breadth of our sub-discipline. Each program should provide us with ample opportunities for conversation as well as chances to share insights about our research. This year's programs include the traditional paper panels as well as several spotlight panels and roundtables featuring topics such as health literacy, breast cancer support groups, caregivers' stories of loved ones with Alzheimer's, health narratives, and a conversation honoring Everett Rogers. I hope we can all take full advantage of these opportunities for enrichment and sharing.

I would also like to offer a special thanks to the HCIG paper and panel reviewers (Christina Beck, Benjamin Bates, Dacia Charlesworth, Mohan Dutta-Bergman, Dan Wilbur, and Wai Hsien Cheah). I sincerely appreciate their willingness to contribute to the review process. And, thanks to all of the scholars who submitted papers or agreed to participate on panels. It is your expertise that drives this process. Also, a special thanks goes out to Abby Gold and Eileen Gilchrest for their efforts in putting the health literacy panel together involving community practitioners from the Kansas City Area. Overall, everything finally came together. Planning the program was an enjoyable learning experience. Thank you for the opportunity.

Oh yes! Don't forget that our business meeting is Saturday at 4:15. If you have any agenda items or would like to nominate anyone for an office, please contact me. Attached is the list of programs sponsored by the HCIG for this year's conference. The program and the minutes from last years meeting are posted on the HCIG website at http://oak.cats.ohiou.edu/~bates/hcig
Also, if you need more information about the conference, please feel free to contact me or contact the CSCA website at www.csca-net.org/

Best regards,
Lance R. Lippert, Chair



2005 CSCA Health Communication Interest Group
Panel & Presentations
Communication: At the Heart of Everything
Kansas City, MO-April 6-10



#1002Thursday 9:30-10:45-McShan B
HEALTH CARE INTERACTIONS: AT THE HEART OF QUALITY CAREGIVING


Sponsor: Health Communication
Chair:Dan Wilbur, Purdue University

Participants:
"The Influence of Medical Orientation on Perceived Physician Credibility."
Maria Brann, West Virginia University

"Health Care Team Communication: A Case Study Approach to Enhancing Communication and Quality Care."
Donna R. Pawlowski, Creighton University, Katie Rieff, Creighton University

"Identity, Facework, and the Promotion of Oral Rehydration Therapy."
Nathan Miczo, Western Illinois University

Respondent: Sandra Metts, Illinois State University

#1207Thursday 12:30-1:45-Moten A
HEALTH COMMUNICATION ISSUES IN LONG-TERM CARE FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS


Sponsor: Health Communication
Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
Chair: Linda B. Dickmeyer, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse

Participants:
"Alzheimer's Patients and their Family Caregivers in Long-Term Care
Relationships."
Lynda Dee Dixon, Bowling Green State University

"The Function of Humor in Long-Term Care Relationships."
Lance R. Lippert, Illinois State University

"Caregivers' Perspectives in Long-Term Care of Stoke Survivors."
Donna R. Pawlowski, Creighton University
"Improving Quality of Care Through Newer Communication Technologies." Nichole Egbert, Kent State University

#1405Thursday 3:30-4:45-Turner A
NARRATIVES, HEALTH, AND HEALING: COMMUNICATION THEORY, RESEARCH, AND PRACTICE


Sponsor: Health Communication
Chair: Jim Query, University of Houston

Panelists:
Phyllis M. Japp, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Erika L. Kirby, Creighton University
Lynn M. Harter, Ohio University
Larry Frey, University of Colorado Boulder
Jayne Morgan-Witte, University of Northern Iowa

Participants on this panel will discuss how narrative formats are among the cultural resources available for the social construction of wellness and illness. In particular, panelists engage narrative form and structure as constitutive of complex and sophisticated knowledge of individual agents and the socio-cultural and political contexts in which agents dwell and within which stories are constructed, shared, and revised.

#2202Friday 9:30-10:45-McShan B
THEN AGAIN, EVERYONE'S DIFFERENT": UNDERSTANDING THE EFFICACY OF A BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FROM SMALL GROUP, INTERPERSONAL, AND HEALTH COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVES


Sponsor:Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
Health Communication
Presenters:
Joann Keyton, University of Kansas
Adrianne Kunkel, University of Kansas
Michael Robert Dennis, University of Kansas
Donna Neuner, Facilitator of Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Group, Lawrence, Kansas

Respondent: Nichole Egbert, Kent State University

This panel embraces this year's conference theme, "Communication: At the Heart of Everything" by examining the communicative aspects of a breast cancer support group from three theoretical perspectives (group processes, appraisal theory and coping, problematic integration of probabilistic and evaluative assessments) and eliciting the reactions to findings of the support group's facilitator. We especially invite those with interests in group interaction, social support, and health communication as well as those with personal ties to breast (or other) cancer experiences to join in discussion, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the overall support of cancer survivors.

#2504Friday 2:30-3:45-Young B
LITERACY IS AT THE HEART OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION: A DISCUSSION ABOUT HEALTH LITERACY


Sponsor: Health Communication
Facilitators: Abby L. Gold, North Dakota State University
Eileen S. Gilchrist, University of Oklahoma

Participants:
Robert A. Schwab, MD, Chief of Emergency Services and Residency Program Director at Truman Medical Center, Kansas City; Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Brenda R. Pfannenstiel, MALS, MA, Consumer Health Information Librarian, Kreamer Family Resource Center, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics

Nanci A. Burchell, BS, CNMT, FSNMTS, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Safety Officer, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics; President, Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section

Nichole Egbert Scheibelhoffer, Assistant Professor, Kent State University, School of Communication Studies

Explaining complex health concepts and medically related information in an understandable, straightforward manner can be challenging for caregivers and frustrating for consumers. In this roundtable, health professionals will discuss their experiences working with the concept of health literacy, and a scholar in the field of health communication will describe a health literacy project. The conversation will bring together practitioners and researchers as we discover common points of interest in health communication. Learn about new developments in health literacy, worthwhile projects, and gain insights into research and grant development.

#2602Friday 4:00-5:15-Young A
TOP PAPER PANEL: HEALTH COMMUNICATION


Sponsor: Health Communication
Chair:Dacia Charlesworth, Robert Morris University

Participants:
"Thou Shall Not Eat: Exploring a Rhetoric of Difference in Pro-Anorexia."
Heather J. Carmack, Ohio University*

"Homelessness and Health: Exploring Health Care Through the Eyes of the
Homeless."
Ambar Basu, Purdue University
Jessica Elton, Purdue University
Meredith Cantrell, Purdue University
Mohan J. Dutta-Bergman, Purdue University

"Communicating Nurse Professionalism: A Qualitative Analysis of Healthcare Team Interactions."
Julie Apker, Western Michigan University
Kathleen M. Propp, Western Michigan University
Wendy S. Zabava Ford, Western Michigan University

"Toward the Heart of Blood Donation Campaigns: A Developed Model of Blood Donation and Role of Celebrities."
Bumsub Jin, Kansas State University

Respondent:Lynn M. Harter, Ohio University

*Top Ranked Paper & Top Student Paper in Health Communication

#3201Saturday 8:45-10:00-McShan A
RESEARCHERS COLLABORATE WITH PARTICIPANTS: CAREGIVERS OF LOVED ONES WITH ALZHEIMER'S SHARE THEIR STORIES AS COMMUNICATION REVEALS THE HEART OF LONELY JOURNEYS


Sponsor: Health Communication
Facilitators: Dr. Lynda Dixon, Bowling Green State University
Cheri Hampton-Farmer, Bowling Green State University
Felicia Sanders, Bowling Green State University

Chair: Nichole Egbert - Kent State University

As researchers in Health Communication, we seek to improve the interactions and communicative practices in health situations. Research conducted by these panel members asked research participants to collaborate in research by sharing ways in which quality of life for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's could be enhanced. The panel members will discuss and engage the audience in discussing the need for and recruiting strategies for sensitive health topics, methods of data collection to gain relevant information, and using findings to effect change.

#3401Saturday 11:45-1:00-McShan A
STUDENTS VOICES IN HEALTH COMMUNICATION


Sponsor: Health Communication
Chair:Maria Brann, West Virginia University

Participants:
"Multivocal Objectives for Reducing the Negative Effects of Hazardous Drinking in Collegiate Populations."
Matthew Thatcher, University of Iowa
Maureen Orwa, University of Iowa

"Generational Communication About Food Acculturation in New Americans."
Abby L. Gold, North Dakota State University

"Medical Fears: The Influences of Perceived Social Support, Physician Credibility, and Touch Avoidance on Various Patient Phobias."
Alan K. Goodboy, West Virginia University

"At the Heart of a Good Death: Hospice Care Referrals."
Eileen S. Gilchrist, University of Oklahoma

Respondent: Maria Brann, West Virginia University

#3506Saturday 1:15-2:30-Turner B
A CONVERSATION HONORING THE PERSONHOOD, MENTORSHIP, AND SCHOLARSHIP OF EVERETT M. ROGERS


Sponsor: Health Communication
Chair: Lance R. Lippert, Illinois State University

Participants:
William J. Brown, Regent University
Muhiuddin Haider, George Washington University
Gary L. Kreps, George Mason University
Pratibha Shukla, University of North Texas
Avinash Thombre, University of Arkansas, Little Rock

This panel will focus on the many contributions of Everett M. Rogers to communication. The participants will discuss Dr. Rogers' work with development and social change through academic research and publications, consulting and training, and mentoring of graduate students. The panelists will particularly focus on their relationships and work with Dr. Rogers as well as the direction they see his scholarship and research heading. Anyone who knew Dr. Rogers or his work is welcome to join in this tribute.

#3601Saturday 2:45-4:00-McShan A
BUILDING BETTER HEALTH MESSAGES: AT THE HEART OF EFFECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNICATION


Sponsor: Health Communication
Chair:Jeff Kuznekoff, Illinois State University

Participants:
"Thinking about Designing an Internet-Based Campaign to Educate Adolescents in Rural Areas about Sexually Related Knowledge."
Hung-yi Lu, University of Kentucky

"Dialogue and Culture: Health Communication for the Marginalized."
Ambar Basu, Purdue University
Mohan J. Dutta-Bergman, Purdue University

"Communicating Worldviews: Interrelationships of Spirituality, Culture, and Health Behavior."
Nichole Egbert, Kent State University

"Messaging Model for Health Communication Campaigns: Toward a Social Marketing Framework Grounded in Communication Theory and Research."
Ambar Basu, Purdue University
Marifran Mattson, Purdue University

Respondent: Linda Dixon, Bowling Green State University

***#3707Saturday 4:15-5:15-Moten A
HCIG BUSINESS MEETING
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#4001Sunday 8:00-9:15-McShan A
CULTURE AND HEALTH: NEGOTIATING THE GLOBAL AND THE LOCAL


Sponsor: Health Communication
Chair:Mohan Dutta-Bergman, Purdue University

Participants:
"Culture in a Global Health Communication Framework."
Ambar Basu, Purdue University
"Performing Resistance to Neoliberal Public Health Programs: Globalization, Culture, and the Promise of a New World."
Alexa Dare, University of Denver
"NGOs Against Drug Patents: Reflections and Recommendations."
Rebecca de Souza, Purdue University

"Discourse and Health: Towards an Understanding of Disease."
Jessica Elton, Purdue University

Respondent: Mohan Dutta-Bergman, Purdue University