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Communication in medical care : interaction between primary care physicians and patients

Author: John Heritage; Douglas W Maynard
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Pres, 2006.
Series: Studies in interactional sociolinguistics, 20.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.View all editions and formats
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Providing a comprehensive discussion of communication between doctors and patients in primary care consultations, this volume brings together a team of leading contributors from the fields of linguistics, sociology and medicine to describe each phase of the primary care consultation. The authors use conversation analysis techniques to analyze the sequential unfolding of a visit and describe the dilemmas and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Heritage; Douglas W Maynard
ISBN: 0521621232 0521628997 9780521621236 9780521628990
OCLC Number: 60323142
Description: xix, 488 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : analyzing interaction between doctors and patients in primary care / John Heritage and Douglas W. Maynard --
Soliciting patients' presenting concerns / Jeffrey D. Robinson --
Accounting for the visit : giving reasons for seeking medical care / John Heritage and Jeffrey D. Robinson --
Realizing the illness : patients' narratives of symptom discovery / Timothy Halkowski --
Explaining illness : patients' proposals and physicians' responses / Virginia Teas Gill and Douglas W. Maynard --
Taking the history : questioning during comprehensive history-taking / Elizabeth Boyd and John Heritage --
Body work : the collaborative production of the clinical object / Christian Heath --
Communicating and responding to diagnosis / Anssi Peräkylä --
On diagnostic rationality : bad news, good news, and the symptom residue / Douglas W. Maynard and Richard M. Frankel --
Treatment decisions : negotiations between doctors and patients in acute care encounters / Tanya Stivers --
Prescriptions and prescribing : co-ordinating talk- and text-based activities / David Greatbatch --
Lifestyle discussions in medical interviews / Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Lilsa Raevaara, Markku Haakana, Tuukka Tammi, and Anssi Peräkylä --
Coordinating closings in primary care visits : producing continuity of care / Candace West --
Misalignments in 'after-hours' calls to a British GP's practice : a study in telephone medicine / Paul Drew.
Series Title: Studies in interactional sociolinguistics, 20.
Responsibility: edited by John Heritage and Douglas W. Maynard.

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