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The project aims to learn what types of documents and material artifacts most make cancer patients feel supported, help them make meaning from their illness, and understand how these effects are achieved in order to put forward recommendations to medical practitioners, community partners, and those who interact with the ill and recovering about how best […]


Bryna Siegel Finer is Professor of English and the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research can be found in Rhetoric Review, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, Praxis, the Journal of Writing Assessment, the Journal of Teaching Writing and others. With Jamie White-Farnham, she is the co-editor of […]


The aim of this study, situated in the field of Rhetoric of Health and Medicine (RHM), is to learn what types of documents and other material artifacts actually work to help patients understand their illness, make them feel supported, and help them make meaning from their medical situation. Our goal is to show how these […]

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