Communication in Medical Care by John Heritage
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Communication in Medical Care
By John Heritage

Communication in Medical Care

Interaction Between Primary Care Physicians and Patients

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Communication in Medical Care by John Heritage

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521628990
ISBN-10: 0521628997
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 510
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Heritage

John Heritage is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Douglas W. Maynard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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