Health and Environmental Risk Communication in Thailand: An Analysis of Agency Staff’ Perspectives on Risk Communication With External Stakeholders

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Resource Type
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Creator
  • Tuler, Seth (The Social and Environmental Research Institute, Inc., Greenfield, MA, USA)
  • Langkulsen, Uma (Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University, Thailand)
  • Chess, Caron (Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA)
  • Vichit-Vadakan, Nuntavarn (Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University, Thailand)
Collective Title
  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
    5(1)
Publication Date
2012
Publication Place
Vienna
Contributor
  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
Language
English
Free Keywords
Risk Management; Health Communication; Organisational Studies; Q Method; Thailand
Description
  • Abstract

    Health and environmental agencies are routinely called upon to provide risk-related information to the public-at-large and to more narrowly defined audiences, such as children, pregnant women, or labourers. While a large body of guidance is available, it is often general and transferability to new contexts is not well understood. In particular, the relevance of this guidance for South-East Asia is not clear. This paper reports the results of a study, using Q method that aimed to develop a better understanding of officers’ and staff’s perspectives on health and environmental risk communication within a single regulatory agency in Thailand, the Pollution Control Department. The results demonstrate that there are multiple perspectives, and they are unrelated to roles or experience. This study contributes to a deeper understanding of the ways that officers and staff within a national agency with important responsibilities for health and environmental risk communication in Thailand think about these responsibilities and how to achieve them.
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Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Alternative Identifiers
  • nbn:de:0168-ssoar-312463 (Type: URN)
Relations
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
  • Is identical to
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-5.1-4 (Text)

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