Communication in Medical Care

Communication in Medical Care

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This 2006 volume provides a comprehensive discussion of communication between doctors and patients in primary care consultations. It brings together a team of leading contributors from the fields of linguistics, sociology and medicine to describe each phase of the primary care consultation, identifying the distinctive tasks, goals and activities that make up each phase of primary care as social interaction. Using conversation analysis techniques, the authors analyze the sequential unfolding of a visit, and describe the dilemmas and conflicts faced by physicians and patients as they work through each of these activities. The result is a view of the medical encounter that takes the perspective of both physicians and patients in a way that is both rigorous and humane. Clear and comprehensive, this book will be essential reading for students and researchers in sociolinguistics, communication studies, sociology, and medicine.(John Donne, Elegies 1633/1950:88) Introduction In general practice, the physical examination forms a pivotal part of the consultation. It follows the interview of the patient and discussion concerning the signs and symptoms of the illness, andanbsp;...


Title:Communication in Medical Care
Author: John Heritage, Douglas W. Maynard
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2006-07-06
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