LINGUIST List 25.3963

Thu Oct 09 2014

Books: Searching for the Patient's Presence in Medical Case Reports: Zabielska

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Date: 02-Oct-2014
From: Simon Reber <S.Reberpeterlang.com>
Subject: Searching for the Patient's Presence in Medical Case Reports: Zabielska
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Title: Searching for the Patient's Presence in Medical Case Reports
Series Title: Philologica Wratislaviensia: From Grammar to Discourse - Band 5
Published: 2014
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?265211

Author: Magdalena Zabielska
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631652114 Pages: 213 Price: U.S. $ 64.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631652114 Pages: 213 Price: U.K. £ 40.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783631652114 Pages: 213 Price: Europe EURO 49.50
Abstract:

The book addresses the issue of the patient’s presence in specialist medical publications in the context of a patient-centered approach to medical practice. The author combines both quantitative and qualitative approaches in order to analyze the discourse about the patient in one of the oldest medical genres, case reports. She traces textual references to patients throughout the reports to show that their nature and frequency depend both on the structure of the genre and the context of the production of these texts. The author touches upon the topical issue that although specialist communication may seem to exclude patients, it does not mean it does not concern them. Indeed, they are written about and it appears critical how this is done.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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