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Journal Title: Communication & Medicine: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Healthcare, Ethics and Society
Volume/Issue:   8/2
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: Articles

Doctors’ Questions as Displays of Understanding
Arnulf Deppermann and Thomas Spranz-Fogasy

The Everyday Elasticity of Compliance in a Symptomless Disease
Lina Klara Hoel Felde

Non-verbal Vocalizations, Dementia and Social Interaction
Lars-Christer Hydén

‘Unilateral’ Decision Making and Patient Participation in Primary Care
Taru Ijäs-Kallio, Johanna Ruusuvuori and Anssi Peräkylä

Unlabelled Advertorials in Slovenian Life-style Press: A study of the Promotion
of Health Products
Melita Poler Kovačič, Karmen Erjavec and Katarina Stular

Negotiation Strategies and Patient Empowerment in Spanish and British Medical
Consultations
Maria de la O Hernádez López

‘Whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be silent’: Medical Discourse and
Medical Practice
Per Måseide
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Finnish
German
Norwegian Bokmål
Slovenian
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 23.2829