Claiming Power in Doctor-Patient Talk
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Claiming Power in Doctor-Patient Talk

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Although there is rising interest in medical discourse, there has not until now been a detailed analysis of doctor-patient interaction in a private practice setting. Nancy Ainsworth-Vaughn has been able to tape both male and female doctors in such a setting. On the basis of these interviews, she demonstrates that not just the doctor (as suggested in the previous literature) but patients as well wield considerable influence by actively employing verbal strategies to construct different types of power in medical discourse.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 019509607X
  • 9780195096071
  • 1,985,561

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This book is an important landmark in doctor-patient literature. In a unique way, the book combines empathy with the patients with an understanding of the doctors. * Britt-Louise Gunnarsson, Uppsala University Convener, Scientific Commission on Communications and the Professions, AILA *show more

About Nancy Ainsworth-Vaughn

Nancy Ainsworth-Vaughn is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University. She is also the author of Current Topics in Language (1976).show more

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