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Risk Communication Bibliography


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Updated: June 2006

The Risk Communication Bibliography contains over 850 references to published documents that address the communication of public health hazards. Included documents address the communication of risks, preventions, and treatments associated with health hazards. The citations and summaries in the Risk Communication Bibliography are an essential starting point for effectively measuring how risks are communicated to and understood by the public.

Information provided includes:

  • Definition of the hazard
  • Cause or source of the hazard
  • Potential outcomes of the hazard
  • Time courses of the hazard
  • Likelihood that hazard will occur

The contents were compiled using PsycINFO and Medline to search documents published through 2006. The contents can be both searched and browsed by category. Included are:

  • Reports of experiments
  • Theoretical discussions
  • Case histories
  • How-to manuals
  • Reviews

Also included are citations to articles that address risk perception.

This bibliography can be used by:

  • Health educators
  • Media professionals
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Public Officials
  • Anyone interested in risk communication

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