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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Communication in Medical Care
Subtitle: Interaction between Primary Care Physicians and Patients
Edited By: John Heritage
Douglas W. Maynard
Description:

This new and pathbreaking 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.


1. Introduction: analyzing interaction between doctors and patients in
primary care encounters
John Heritage and Douglas W. Maynard;
2. Soliciting patients' presenting concerns
Jeffrey Robinson;
3. Accounting for the visit: giving reasons for seeking medical care
John Heritage and Jeffrey Robinson;
4. Realizing the illness: patients' narratives of symptom discovery
Tim Halkowski;
5. Explaining illness: patients' proposals and physicians' responses
Virginia Gill and Douglas W. Maynard;
6. Taking the history: questioning during comprehensive history taking
Elizabeth Boyd and John Heritage;
7. Body work: the collaborative production of the clinical object
Christian Heath;
8. Communicating and responding to diagnosis
Anssi Peräkylä;
9. On diagnostic rationality: bad news, good news, and the symptom residue
Douglas W. Maynard and Richard M. Frankel;
10. Treatment decisions: negotiations between doctors and patients in acute
care encounters
Tanya Stivers;
11. Prescriptions and prescribing: co-ordinating talk and text-based
activities
David Greatbach;
12. Lifestyle discussions in medical interviews
Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Liisa Raevaara, Markku Haakana, Tuukka Tammi and
Anssi Peräkylä;
13. Co-ordinating closings in medical interviews: producing continuity of
care Candace West;
14. Mis-alignments in 'after-hours' calls to a British GP's practice: a
study in telephone medicine
Paul Drew

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521621232
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 509
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