Culture and Interpersonal Communication

: Culture and Interpersonal Communication Scenario: Meet Bonnie, a new mother• 25-year-old mother of a newborn baby girl• American, college education, still not very familiar with medical issues/ terminology• Thrilled about her child but quite fearful• Everything is so new!• Has read about benefits of immunization; still, too young to remember the devastating effects of polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases• Doesn’t know anyone who suffered from them• Yet, rates of a few vaccine-preventable diseases (e.g., pertussis) are on the rise, posing an increased risk for infants and children• Worried about conflicting information on immunization risk/adverse events• Unable to evaluate quality/credibility of different information sources• She does not have a great grasp of health issues but wants to learn more• Unsure whether she wants to immunize her child; quite confused, some of her friends are not immunizing their children1. Provide 2-3 examples on potential ways health communication interventions can address such issues/needs among Bonnie and her peers or key influential /stakeholders.2. What kinds of research questions would you like to explore to complement the information provided in this case study? What would you ask/would like to find out to complete a potential situation and audience analysis? Please focus only on your two (2) top research questions.

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