People are very interested in information about health and illness. Studies show that they are more interested in new medical discoveries than in sport in the news. Mass media channels (e.g. newspapers, television) do pay attention to information about health and illness. Both patients, health professionals and researchers use the mass media as source of information on medicine. The main question addressed in this thesis is: Which sources are used by journalists writing about medicines in daily newspapers and family or women's magazines? The choice of the sources determines to a large extent what kind of information about medicines becomes news. ... Zie: Summary.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Place of Publication||Groningen|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|