Published: 2023-01-09

The Rhetoric of Depression

Listening to "Listening to Prozac" in a Pandemic

Judy Z. Segal



This essay examines the persuasive elements of one of the most influential books of the current era in psychiatry: Peter Kramer’s 1993 Listening...

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Pedagogies of Rhetorical Empathy-in-Action

Role Playing and Story Sharing in Healthcare Education

Lillian Campbell, Elisabeth L. Miller



Since successful healthcare relies heavily on a practitioner’s ability to empathize with the patient, the allied health professions—like nursing...

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Personal Responsibility, Personal Shame

A Discourse Tracing of Individualism about Healthcare Costs

Charee M. Thompson, Christopher M. Duerringer, Lynsey K. Romo, Shana Makos



America’s individualistic culture is reflected in deeply held beliefs about how people should manage their health and their (lack of) money. In...

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From Junkies to Victims

The Racial Projects of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 and the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Raymond Rosas



In the context of narcotic drug epidemics, racist logics can shape policy deliberation and delimit uptake. While critical public health scholars...

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