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Communication in Medical Care

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This volume provides a comprehensive discussion of communication between doctors and patients in primary care consultations. The first of its kind for thirty years, 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. Black hardback with gold lettering. Slight markings to edges of cover. No dust jacket. Pages are very good condition.

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Author(s):
edited by Heritage, John and Maynard, Douglas
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521621232
ISBN-13:
9780521621236
Number of pages:
488
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Communication in Medical Car

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This volume provides a comprehensive discussion of communication between doctors and patients in primary care consultations. The first of its kind for thirty years, 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. Black hardback with gold lettering. Slight markings to edges of cover. No dust jacket. Pages are very good condition.

Author(s):
edited by Heritage, John and Maynard, Douglas
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2006
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521621232
ISBN-13:
9780521621236
Number of pages:
488
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Communication in Medical Car

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