Chronic illness can be a stressful experience that requires coping and support. In the last twenty years, Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs) were developed in U.S. healthcare as a response to the rising rates and challenges of chronic disease management. Due to the infancy of the SMA model, however, little is known or understood about the benefits of group medical care for patients. To date, scholars have not explored or systematically observed the communicative aspects of the SMA model.
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- Communal coping
- health communication
- Patient-Centered Care
- patient empowerment
- patient-provider interaction
- shared medical appointments
- Chronically ill--United States.
- Chronically ill
- Communication in medicine--United States.
- Communication in medicine
- Communication in small groups--United States.
- Communication in small groups
- Group medical appointments--United States.
- Group medical appointments
- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-152)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Communication studies