"In this special issue, the authors examine a range of contexts of care to show how technical communicators and rhetoricians of health and medicine can work at the intersections of health, wellness, and culture to contribute to healthcare practice."
"What our experience showed us is that communicating care in context requires a relentless engagement with stakeholders in context and a sophisticated understanding of the way ethics, history, sociology, politics and science affect one’s ability to experience feeling cared for."
"By understanding these documents through memory and re-memory as a rhetorical function, rhetoricians of health and medicine may possess a more nuanced understanding of consent and literacy within a tribal context."
By Patricia Flores-Hutson, Maria Isela Maier, Elvira Carrizal-Dukes, Lucía Durá, and Laura GonzalesIssue 3, Volume 70 Comments
"At La Escuelita, culture consists of everyday practices shaped by collective traditional beliefs and attitudes passed down from generation to generation and expressed organically by members of a community. Members participate in activities and events that reclaim, embrace, and promote shared cultural experiences that solidify traditions."
"I argue that the yuesao’s postpartum care, unlike the care practices Derkatch examines in Newsweek reports, and JAMA and Archives theme issues, employs a true integrative approach that affirms the practices and underlying theories of multiple conceptual frameworks."
"We call for more ethnographic and engaged approaches to research on cross-cultural visual health communication. We also provide recommendations for navigating the translation spaces of visual health communication with a design process that works from the ground up."