Lucia Sapiña

Lucia Sapiña
University of Valencia | UV · The Two Cultures Observatory

PhD

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus represents the greatest crisis the world has faced in recent decades. Especially during the first waves, Spain was one of the European countries most affected by the pandemic. Although several studies have been carried out on the media coverage of the crisis, they have largely focused o...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged societies all around the world since the beginning of 2020. A state of alert was declared in Spain from March to June. The country came to a complete standstill, until restrictions gradually began to be eased. This study examines how the first wave of the pandemic was reflected by analysing 1,007 cartoons publis...
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Women account for 70% of healthcare workers, so their role has been – and still is – fundamental in addressing and managing the current pandemic event caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Far from being an opportunity to highlight the importance of women in the field, the healthcare crisis, together with lockdown policies and care responsibilities...
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La mejora de la supervivencia de adolescentes y jóvenes adultos con cáncer de las últimas décadas ha permitido que emerjan nuevos actores en la narración de la enfermedad. Los medios sociales constituyen el entorno en el que estas nuevas voces se proyectan. Objetivos: Conocer con mayor detalle cuáles son los elementos que configuran estas narracion...
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Objective: The media are an important source of health information that can help people make their own medical decisions. However, medical news can also transmit biases produced by different factors, such as the previously held beliefs of journalists. This study identifies which cancer myths are more popular among future journalists and whether th...
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The case of Ashya King, the child brain tumour patient whose parents took from a British hospital so he could be treated with Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) abroad, contributed to popularize that technology among a general audience. Through the content analysis of British and Spanish press coverage (N=329), our research shows that proton therapy enjoyed...
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In 1978, Susan Sontag published her book Illness as Metaphor, in which she criticised the use of military metaphors to refer to cancer. This language use, she claimed, contributed to stigmatising both the illness and the ill. Since then, different studies have focused on the use of cancer metaphors. In recent years, the role of the media in the cre...
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The purpose of this study is to improve comprehension about how adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer use the Internet and social networks to seek information about their illness and to establish relationships between them. A group of 20 AYA patients and survivors of cancer (ages 14 to 29) were interviewed from a qualitative appr...
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The aim of this study is to examine the use of the Internet to obtain information by parents of children with cancer and how pediatric oncologists understand this new scenario and the shifting relationship between patients and doctors. With this goal in mind, we conducted two surveys: one was answered by 110 parents of pediatric cancer patients and...
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In October 2013, US cell biologist Randy W. Schekman (Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, 1948) won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine together with James E. Rothman and Thomas C. Südhof, in recogni on for their contribu ons to our understanding of the machinery regula ng cell membrane vesicle traffi c. In the same week the medals were awarded, Sche...

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