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Welcome to the open-access repository site for the journal Rhetoric of Health & Medicine (RHM). Here you will find various featured digital content (e.g., research videos, multimedia reviews, searchable bibliography) as well as other open access content that appears in journal issues. All of this material is also available on the journal’s main website. This repository site will help improve the access and searchability of select journal content, and will provide the journal and its published authors additional tools for tracking the reach and impact of this content.

To access full current and past issues, learn about author guidelines and submit and article, and subscribe to the journal, go the journal’s main website. RHM seeks to bring together humanities and social scientific research traditions in a rhetorically focused journal to allow scholars to build new interdisciplinary theories, methodologies, and insights that can impact our understanding of health, illness, healing, and wellness.

Featured Content

 

Assistant Editors' Interview with Dr. Colleen Derkatch
Ellie Browning

Date posted: October 2018

RHM Assistant Editor Dr. Ellie Browning interviews Dr. Colleen Derkatch on her article, "The Self-Generating Language of Wellness and Natural Health"

Topic: autopoiesis, dietary supplements, optimization, risk, self-surveillance

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Assistant Editors' Interview with Dr. Berkeley Franz and Dr. Dan Skinner
Cathryn Molloy and Erin Trauth

Date posted: September 2018

RHM Assistant Editor Cathryn Molloy interviews Dr. Berkeley Franz (Ohio University) and Dr. Dan Skinner (Ohio University) on their article, "From Patients to Populations: Rhetorical Considerations for a Post-Patient Compliance Medicine"

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An Interview with Dr. J. Fred Reynolds—Preview to his Essay “A Short History of Mental Health Rhetoric Research (MHRR)”
Fred Reynolds and Cathryn Molloy

Date posted: September 2018

An Interview with Dr. J. Fred Reynolds—Preview to his Essay “A Short History of Mental Health Rhetoric Research (MHRR)”

Topic: mental health, rhetoric

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Assistant Editors' Interview with Dr. Lisa DeTora of Hofstra University
Erin Trauth and Lisa M. DeTora

Date posted: March 2018

In issue 1.1 of RHM, Dr. Lisa DeTora, Assistant Professor and Director of STEM Writing at Hofstra University, contributes a research article titled:

“The Dangers of Magical Thinking: Situating Right To Try Laws, Patient’s Rights, and the Language of Advocacy"

To download a transcription of this interview, (will open in a new window).

See more on Dr. DeTora's work at: https://www.hofstra.edu/faculty/fac_profiles.cfm?id=4710&t=/Academics/Colleges/HCLAS/WRITING/

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Assistant Editors' Interview with Dr. Heidi Lawrence of George Mason University
Heidi Lawrence and Cathryn Molloy

Date posted: February 2018

In issue 1.1 of RHM, Dr. Heidi Lawrence, Assistant Professor in George Mason University’s Department of English, contributes a “persuasion brief” titled:

“When Patients Question Vaccines: Considering Vaccine Communication through a Material Rhetorical Approach.”

To download a transcription of this interview, (will open in a new window).

See more on Dr. Lawrence's work at: https://english.gmu.edu/people/hlawren2

Topic: vaccines, first issue of RHM, material rhetoric, Latour, public health, exigence, rhetorical situation

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