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Communication in Medical Care Interaction Between Primary Care Physicians and Patients

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ISBN-10: 0521628997

ISBN-13: 9780521628990

Edition: 2006

Authors: John Heritage, Douglas W. Maynard, Paul Drew, Marjorie Harness Goodwin, John J. Gumperz

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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 conflicts faced by physicians and patients as they work through the visit. The result is a view of the medical encounter that reveals the perspective of both physicians and patients rationally. .
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Book details

List price: $68.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 510
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 1.14" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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Introduction: Analyzing interaction between doctors and patients in primary care encounters
Soliciting patients' presenting concerns
Accounting for the visit: giving reasons for seeking medical care
Realizing the illness: patients' narratives of symptom discovery
Explaining illness: patients' proposals and physicians' responses
Taking the history: questioning during comprehensive history-taking
Body work: the collaborative production of the clinical object
Communicating and responding to diagnosis
On diagnostic rationality: bad news, good news, and the symptom residue
Treatment decisions: negotiations between doctors and patients in acute care encounters
Prescriptions and prescribing: coordinating talk-and text-based activities
Lifestyle discussions in medical interviews
Coordinating closings in primary care visits: producing continuity of care
Misalignments in "after-hours" calls to a British GP's practice: a study in telephone medicine
Subject index
Name index