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Title: Prescribing under Pressure
Subtitle: Parent-Physician Conversations and Antibiotics
Written By: Tanya Stivers
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics

Antibiotics will soon no longer cure many illnesses due to escalating
bacterial resistance. Still, physicians continue prescribing antibiotics
for viral illnesses. This book examines parent-physician conversations,
asking how small differences in phrasing affect prescribing decisions, and
how physicians deal with the social dilemma pitting individuals against a
greater social good.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195311159
ISBN-13: 9780195311150
Prices: U.S. $ 65.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199756759
Prices: U.S. $ 24.95