Bryna Siegel Finer, director of Undergraduate Writing Programs, has published a new book, co-authored with Cathryn Molloy (University of Delaware) and Jamie White-Farnham (University of Wisconsin–Superior). Patients Making Meaning: Theorizing Sources of Information and Forms of Support in Women's Health will be available from Routledege at the end of September.

This book explores how women make meaning at various health flashpoints in their lives, overcoming fear, anxiety, and anger to draw upon self-advocacy, research, and crucial decision-making. This study will interest students and scholars of health communication, rhetoric of health and medicine, women’s studies, public health, healthcare policy, philosophy of medicine, medical sociology, and medical humanities.